Officers injured during fatal shooting incident
A man who injured three police officers after he opened fire on staff attending a call-out today, has died after he was shot by police.
Police were called to the address in Danube Place, Glen Eden, Auckland, at around 8:17am with reports of a house on fire and shots being fired.
AOS attended and tried to negotiate with the man, however, matters escalated and he fired at Police who returned fire, says a statement released by police this morning.
First aid treatment was given but the man died at the scene.
"We are working to notify the man’s next of kin and will be providing them with support at this difficult time," says a police spokesperson.
"Two of our officers have moderate injuries and a third officer has been seriously injured.
"All three are in Auckland Hospital in a stable condition receiving treatment."
The injuries are not life threatening.
"Police will provide support to the injured officers and their families as they recover.
"Police now have a critical incident investigation underway, and the Independent Police Conduct Authority and Worksafe have been notified as is standard practice."
Police Commissioner Andrew Coster will address media at a stand-up in Auckland today at 2.30pm.