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NSW Police say a critical incident investigation is underway after police shot an armed man in Tenterfield last night.

At about 5.45pm (Thursday, 19 January), a 48-year-old man attended Tenterfield Police Station and pointed a firearm at officers from New England Police District before he was shot.

Despite the efforts of responding police and NSW Ambulance paramedics, the man died at the scene.

A critical incident team comprised of officers from State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, including the discharge of a police firearm.

That investigation will be subject to independent review.


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