15 May 2019 5:47pm
A man is being treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the chest by police in an incident at Ingle Farm early this morning (Tuesday, 14 May).
Just before 2.30am patrols attended at house in Burri Street after a domestic violence incident was reported involving a man and a woman known to each other.
On arrival at the property police were confronted by a 20-year-old man from the home who was out the front carrying a gas cylinder.
The man advanced towards police and lit the gas cylinder. Police instructed the man to drop the cylinder however he kept advancing toward them.
The man, who was also armed with a knife, made threats to the police.
Police tasered the man but this was not successful. At this time both police officers produced their firearms and shot at the man.
Police then rendered first aid before the man was rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a serious condition and his injuries are not considered life threatening.
An 18-year-old woman also from the house, was also taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with facial injuries.
Investigators from Major Crime, Eastern Adelaide CIB and Internal Investigation Section are at the scene conducting an investigation into the incident along with Crime Scene officers.
Assistant Commissioner Paul Dickson said the matter would be fully investigated.
“A police shooting is treated very seriously and there will be a significant investigation into the shooting," he said.
“The police officers realise the seriousness of the matter, they are shaken from the incident but they are doing quite well. Obviously they very concerned for their own personal safety."
Police are receiving support from SAPOL Employee Assistance Section.
The man has been charged with aggravated assault cause harm, two counts aggravated threatening life, two counts of aggravated create risk of harm, two counts of aggravated endanger life and attempt murder. He has been remanded in custody and will reappear on Friday 17 May.