Victoria police shoot man at Lilydale in Melbourne as stand-off broadcast live on radio


Man was shot and injured in the upper body as witness spoke to radio 3AW on Tuesday morning

A man has been shot by police in Melbourne as thousands of people listened live on radio.

A witness named Pauline was describing a tense stand-off between police and a man allegedly armed with a knife in the south-eastern suburb of Lilydale to radio station 3AW when she saw the man shot about 9.15am.

Incredible eyewitness radio on air with @3AWNeilMitchell right now – a man with a knife has been shot by police at Lilydale Marketplace – in the car park.. Gunshots heard as Pauline told us about it… live to air.

Victoria police confirmed that a “police firearm was discharged and the man received an injury to the upper body”.

A spokesperson for Victoria police said the incident was under investigation and Professional Standards Commands had oversight.

Meanwhile the Victorian police officer filmed appearing to kick a man in the head during an arrest in Melbourne has been suspended.

The senior constable was suspended on full pay after footage shared on social media showed him appearing to kick the man while he was on the ground at Epping on Sunday.


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