Alberton: Man shot by cops faces multiple charges


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A man who allegedly lunged at police brandishing a weapon and assaulted an officer in Gippsland, Victoria faces multiple offences.

A Victorian man who was shot by police after allegedly lunging at officers with a weapon and assaulting an officer has been charged with multiple offences.

The 37-year-old man allegedly became aggressive when officers arrived at an incident at the intersection of South Gippsland Highway and Turnbull Street in the town of Alberton, in Gippsland, about 11.20am on Tuesday.

A policewoman was allegedly assaulted before the man was shot by another officer.

Police said he was struck in the upper body and treated at the scene then taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

They said on Saturday he had been remanded overnight to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court that same day, charged with offences including assault emergency worker and intentionally cause injury.

Police said detectives from the Armed Crime Squad were investigating the incident with oversight from Professional Standards Command, which is the usual protocol after any police firearm is discharged.


The Indian Telegraph
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