Gunman is shot dead by police after barricading himself inside a house then bursting outside brandishing a weapon
- Gunman shot dead after leaving a Queensland property while holding a firearm
- Police negotiated with the man in a home in One Mile, Ipswich at about midday
- Crime scene was established on Ernest Street as locals report hearing gunshots
A suspected gunman has been shot dead by police after he burst out of a home brandishing a weapon during a siege.
Police declared an emergency declaration for Ernest and Woodword Street in One Mile, Ipswich, in southeast Queensland, about 12pm on Sunday.
Officers negotiated with the man, 27, during the ‘siege situation’ before he left the property holding a firearm and ‘lunged’ at police.
Police declared an emergency declaration for Ernest and Woodword Street in One Mile, Ipswich, in the state’s southeast, at about midday on Sunday
‘Police attempted to negotiate with the man and it will be alleged police were threatened and the man shot at around 12.30pm,’ Queensland Police said.
‘He was treated at the scene however passed away a short time later.’
Locals reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing police running through a nearby park.
‘From what we could see, he lunged at them, police fired and then the paramedics came up,’ a bystander told the Courier Mail.
‘This is definitely a first. We’ve just been told to stay inside.’
Police issued an exclusion zone (pictured) from Old Toowoomba Road to Siemona, Oakhill and Ernest Street, with residents urged to stay indoors
Police issued an exclusion zone from Old Toowoomba Road to Siemona, Oakhill and Ernest Street, with residents urged to stay indoors.
A crime scene was declared at Ernest Street about 1.10pm and the emergency declaration revoked just after 2pm.
Police said the incident is under investigation by the Ethical Standards Command and will be overseen by the Crime and Corruption Commission.
Public access to the scene remains restricted as police investigate.