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Police Shoot Man Dead, Tiaro

A man has been fatally shot by Police in Tiaro. 

It comes after Officers were called to Tiaro at around 8:30PM on Saturday night amid reports a man armed with a rifle was firing at vehicles and members of the public.

Multiple police units, including specialist officers and Polair searched for the man throughout the night and at around 7:00AM on Sunday, Police located the man at a house in Glenbar Road, Tiaro.

It will be alleged the man fired at officers and was critically injured when police returned fire. The 40-year-old local man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

This matter is under investigation by Ethical Standards Command on behalf of the State Coroner. That investigation is subject to oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

No further information is available at this time.

Police are appealing for anyone with any information which could assist with the investigation to contact them (details below).

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP1902442615