A critical incident investigation has been launched after a man was shot and injured by police in a house near Grafton in the early hours of Boxing Day (Wednesday December 26).
Just before 4am, officers were called to a home in Swan Hill Road, Waterview Heights, about 15km west of Grafton, following a concern for a man’s welfare.
When police arrived, the 36-year-old man allegedly lunged at officers with a knife and was shot by police.
He was treated at the scene before being flown to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.
There were no other reports of injuries.
A Critical Incident Team from Northern Region will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident, including the discharge of a police firearm and injuries the man sustained prior to police arrival.
That investigation will be subject to independent review.
No further details are available at this time; however, police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au