Gunman shot dead by police in Queensland

Police shot dead man allegedly walking through suburb Queensland street armed with a handgun.

Officers were called to Ernest Street in the One Mile suburb of Ipswich at 11:15 am after reports of a 27-year-old man roaming around with a gun.

Police tried to negotiate with the man, but said he threatened officers who shot him around 12:30 p.m.

Queensland police kill gunman in Ipswich.
Queensland police shot the man, who was armed with a handgun. (9News)

He was treated at the scene, but died.

Acting Commissioner David Cuskelly said the incident justified the use of force.

“Everyone is trying to get through their shift without having to use that ultimate use of force, but every once in a while we have to do things like this,” Cuskelly said.

Queensland police kill gunman in Ipswich.
Queensland Police at the scene where a man was walking around with a gun. (9News)

An emergency statement has been issued to keep the residents of Ernest Street and Woodford Street inside.

The order has since been withdrawn.

The streets have been declared a crime scene, police said.

This shooting is under investigation by the Ethical Standards Command.

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