Armed man killed outside The Greek Club in South Brisbane fatal police shooting

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A man in his 30s was shot dead by police outside The Greek Club in South Brisbane on Tuesday after he allegedly lunged at them with a metal pole, The Courier Mail has reported.

The fatal shooting occurred just after 3 pm when police were called to the Edmondstone Street property because an “intoxicated” man, matching the description and clothing of a male involved in an earlier disturbance at a business on Fish Lane, was acting “irrationally.”

Police allege that whilst stationery in a marked van, the man attempted to open the rear doors of the vehicle and rushed at an officer while armed with a metal rod.

“A taser was deployed however it was ineffective and police fired their weapons,” Queensland police said in a statement.

“Immediate first aid and CPR was provided however the man died at the scene.”

Police and ambulances on the scene of the fatal police shooting. Photo: ABC News /Marton Dobras

Speaking to reporters at the scene, Detective Superintendent Andrew Massingham said the man was “attempting to pull his pants down”.

“The man was armed with a 30-centimetre metal rod with a handle attached,” he added.

“The officers attempted to subdue him using a taser. That was ineffective.”

He said the Caucasian man in his 30s was shot three times by the two officers.

The incident is under investigation by the Ethical Standards Command and is also subject to oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission, Queensland police said.

Source: The Courier Mail.

The Greek Club in South Brisbane.

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