Critical incident team to investigate fatal shooting by NSW police

Critical incident team to investigate fatal shooting by NSW police

A critical incident team has been established to investigate the fatal shooting of a young woman by a police officer in Sydney yesterday.

The woman, who is in her early 20s but yet to be formally identified, was armed with a knife, and seen wandering around a fast-food restaurant car park in Sydney’s west.

She then reportedly began approaching officers with the knife, and was shot in the chest by a constable.

A witness claims two shots were fired but, NSW Assistant Police Commissioner Frank Mennilli says he has been informed only one shot was fired.

He says the critical incident team with investigate the officer’s decision to shoot.

A number of tactical things were used. I was informed capsicum spray was utilised,” Commissioner Mennilli said.

The critical incident team will be made up of members of the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, and investigators from South West Metropolitan Region.

The investigation will be overseen by the Professional Standards Command.

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