Man Killed After Being Tasered, Shot By Police in WA
The man was armed with a knife and threatened an officer.
A man has died after being tasered and shot by police south of Perth in WA today.
The man allegedly threatened an officer with a knife.
Two officers responded to a call of a man acting suspiciously in Wannanup, south of Perth, about 12.20pm.
They found a man with a knife and demanded he drop the weapon.
The man allegedly dropped the knife, then armed himself with a larger knife before advancing towards an officer, ignoring repeated requests to drop the weapon.
When the man failed to stop advancing towards the officers, police discharged their tasers. When this proved ineffective a firearm was discharged.
The officers administered CPR before the man was rushed to Peel Health campus where he later died.
Acting Deputy Commissioner Paul Steel told a media conference the two officers were a male experienced sergeant and a female constable.
"This is a tragic incident, not only for the deceased, the family of deceased, but for the officers who have had to make that decision," he said.
"I would envisage they would require much support going forward."
Police say the officers acted within protocols.
"Based on the information I have to date there is nothing that causes me concern."
The Homicide Squad and Internal Affairs are investigating the incident, and are preparing a report for the coroner.
The man has not been identified and next of kin is being contacted.