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Police Shoot Man Dead

A KNIFE attack on an officer resulted in one man being shot dead by police and another left in serious condition in hospital.

The incident reportedly occurred around 12.30pm at a home on Cox Way, off East Street south.

According to police, the shooting took place after an officer responding to reports of a house break-in in progress, was attacked by two men with knives.

The two shot men were both taken to hospital, but one succumbed to his injuries.

He has only been described as a 32-year-old Flamingo Gardens man.

Police gave no description of the second man.

The incident comes just four days after another police shooting left a man dead.

According to reports, at around 11pm on Friday, April 27, police received information that a suspect involved in a robbery/ shooting was at Fleming Street.

Officers responded and saw a man fitting the description provided by witnesses.

It is reported that as they approached the man, he produced a handgun, causing the officers to open fire - shooting and killing the suspect.

The officers recovered a handgun along with a quantity of ammunition from the scene.

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