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Update Saturday, 16 March 2019 10:30 AM 

Corrective Services NSW is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of an inmate attempting to escape during a medical escort to Lismore Base Hospital.

‘The male inmate assaulted one of two officers and attempted to run away as he was being led from the hospital following treatment at about 7.30pm, Friday 15 March,’ said a Corrective Services NSW spokeswoman.’

‘It’s alleged the inmate was shot after a warning shot had been fired by one of the officers.

‘The inmate received immediate treatment by paramedics, and died about two hours later.

Corrective Services NSW and NSW Police are investigating the incident.

All deaths in custody are subject to a coronial inquest.

Police are appealing for witnesses and vision as investigations continue into the shooting.

Officers from Richmond Police District were called to Lismore Base Hospital about 7.30pm yesterday (Friday 15 March 2019), after reports of a shooting outside the hospital.

They found a 43-year-old man critically injured after being shot by Corrective Services’ officers while allegedly attempting to escape.

The man was immediately treated in hospital but died a short time later.

Richmond Police District is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, assisted by the NSWPF Corrective Services Investigation Unit (CSIU), and the SCC Homicide Squad.

Investigators are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident – or has relevant dashcam vision – and who has not yet spoken with police, to contact Lismore Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Two Corrective Services officers are assisting police with inquiries.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

 

Saturday, 16 March 2019 04:16:04 AM 

Police are investigating after the death of a man who was shot by corrective officers at Lismore.

Officers from Richmond Police District were called to Lismore Base Hospital about 7.30pm yesterday (Friday 15 March 2019), after reports of a shooting outside the hospital.

A 43-year-old man, who was in the custody of the Corrective Services NSW officers, had been shot.

Following the shooting he was taken into the hospital for treatment however died a short time later.

A crime scene has been established and investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident have commenced.

Two Corrective Services officers are assisting police with inquiries.


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