Man is shot dead by police in a McDonald’s car park after setting himself ON FIRE and charging at officers
- A 43-year-old man was shot dead by police in Sunnybank Hills, Queensland
- The man poured fuel on himself before setting himself on fire at a carpark
- Officers opened fire on the burning man after he began charging towards police
A 43-year-old man has been shot dead by police after he allegedly set himself on fire and charged towards officers.
Emergency services were called to a home on Wynne St in Sunnybank Hills, in Brisbane’s south on Monday night, after receiving reports a man was dousing himself with fuel.
Officers located the man at 10pm at a McDonald’s carpark on McCullough St, where he set himself alight and began running towards police.
A 43-year-old man was shot dead by police after he allegedly set himself on fire at a McDonald’s car park in Sunnybank Hills, south of Brisbane on Monday night
A police officer opened fire on the burning man before extinguishing him and attempting first aid.
He died a short time later.
The Ethical Standards Command will investigate the incident on behalf of the coroner.