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Scene examination completed following Darfield incident

"Scene examination completed following Darfield firearms incident"

Please attribute to District Commander Superintendent John Price

Police can confirm that the scene examination at Bangor Road, Darfield has been completed following the shooting incident on Sunday 25 November, where a 56-year-old man died.

With the scene examination completed Bangor Road has been re-opened to traffic.

Police would like to thank the community for their support and understanding while the road was closed.

While the investigation is ongoing and still in the early stages Police have established that one or more shots was fired by Police after the deceased’s vehicle had just been driven at officers hitting and seriously injuring one of them.

This was a dynamic fast flowing critical incident and we are working towards establishing the detailed sequence of events.

There are multiple phases and layers to be investigated and reported on.

The officer injured in the incident remains in hospital and his recovery is continuing.

Police can confirm the shots fired have entered the rear of the vehicle.

Preliminary findings from the post mortem indicate that a small fragment from a bullet has struck the deceased in the back.

The Police investigation into the incident is ongoing as is the independent investigation of the Independent Police Conduct Authority.

At this time the family of the deceased have asked for privacy and request that media not contact them.


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