/Police shoot man they said threatened them with lit gas bottle

Police shoot man they said threatened them with lit gas bottle

Updated

May 14, 2019 07:17:50

A man who allegedly threatened police with a lit gas cylinder and a knife has been taken to hospital after being shot by police in suburban Adelaide overnight.

Officers were called to a Burri Street, Ingle Farm, home about 2:30am for a domestic violence incident.

Assistant Commissioner Paul Dickson said a 20-year-old man on the street approached police with a lit gas bottle and made threats towards them.

They got out of their vehicle and demanded he put the gas cylinder down but he continued walking towards them.

Assistant Commissioner Dickson said they deployed their tasers after seeing he also had a knife.

“Unfortunately, that didn’t stop the male coming towards them, and then both police officers fired on the offender and then basically the male collapsed and they then rendered first aid to the male,” he said.

“He was then conveyed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and he is in a non-life-threatening condition in the RAH at this time.”

He was shot in the chest.

A 19-year-old woman at the scene received minor injuries.

Detectives are still in Burri Street.

Fire crews were also called to the address.

More to come.

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First posted

May 14, 2019 06:49:21