Detainee is shot dead by police in hospital ‘after he faked illness and then attacked an officer who was guarding him’
- A man in hospital has been fatally shot by police who were guarding his room
- The man reportedly became aggressive towards the officer watching over him
- He was treated by staff but died at the scene, while the officer had facial injuries
- An ethics committee will work with the corruption commission to investigate
A man has been shot dead by police after he attacked an officer in hospital.
The patient, who police say faked an illness after being arrested, was taken to Ipswich Hospital in Brisbane’s west at about 9pm on Saturday, the Courier Mail reported.
Police say they were guarding the man’s hospital bed ‘when he became violent towards an officer’.
A man has been fatally shot by police while he was under guard at Ipswich Hospital (pictured)
The man was treated by staff at the hospital but died from his wound.
One officer was treated for minor facial injuries. The officer involved will be interviewed overnight.
An ethics committee will investigate the shooting with assistance from the Crime and Corruption Commission.
Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart has been informed of the situation.
An ethics committee will investigate the shooting in Brisbane’s west on Saturday night (stock image)