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Man is shot dead by cops in a quiet suburban street after carjacking turned into a police chase

Man is shot DEAD by cops in a quiet suburban street after chasing them with a knife when a terrifying carjacking turned into a police chase

  • Man shot dead by police in West Gippsland after running at them with a knife
  • He reportedly suffered a number of injuries to his upper body at the scene
  • Paramedics worked on the injured man, but he was unable to be revived

A man wielding a knife has been shot dead by police after he allegedly charged at them on a regional Victorian road.

It is understood the man was involved in a carjacking early on Thursday morning before he then allegedly crashed into a number of cars.

He is then believed to have run at police with a weapon in his hand.

The man reportedly suffered a number of injuries to his upper body.  Paramedics worked on him at the scene, but he could not be revived. 

Police shot dead a man in Gippsland on Thursday after he allegedly ran at them armed with a knife

It is understood the man was involved in a carjacking early on Thursday morning before he then allegedly crashed into a number of cars

It is understood the man was involved in a carjacking early on Thursday morning before he then allegedly crashed into a number of cars

Paramedics then worked on him at the scene, (pictured above) but he could not be saved

Paramedics then worked on him at the scene, (pictured above) but he could not be saved

Eyewitness Brock, who was driving past at the time of the incident, told 3AW he witnessed the police chase involving the offender.

The man said the offender’s silver SUV wagon crashed into with an oncoming car before charging at police clutching a weapon. 

‘He was holding something in his hand, not sure exactly what it was, must have been a weapon of some sort because police were yelling at him to drop it – he didn’t drop it and then there were shots fired,’ the eyewitness said. 

‘He was just erratic, he was running around. He didn’t seem to be quite with it, he was agitated and aggressive.

The eyewitness also said he heard two shots fired at the man, who then dropped to the road. 

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