A picture circulating on social media reportedly showing police during a chase with a naked man.
POLICE were forced to shoot a naked man yesterday after receiving reports that he was harassing people near Saunders Beach, according to Assistant Police Commissioner Stephen Dean.
ACP Dean said the man was shot in the leg after he led police on a chase in the area of Perpall Tract, off West Bay Street.
Eyewitnesses said the man was completely naked and behaving belligerently.
Officers said that the man refused to co-operate, and smashed the front windshield of the police vehicle with a metal object. Police said the man then charged at one of the officers with the metal object and was shot.
Police believe the man may be struggling with a mental disorder and said his injury was not life threatening.
The suspect was detained in stable condition in hospital last night.