Armed man dies after being shot by police in Yagoona in Sydney’s southwest

Armed man dies after being shot by police in Yagoona in Sydney’s southwest

A man has died after being shot in the chest by police on a suburban street in Sydney‘s southwest. 

Police were reportedly called to a domestic violence incident on  William Street, Yagoona, just after 9am on Sunday to reports a man was threatening another person with a knife.

Officers tried to use a taser to subdue the 29-year-old man, but he managed to attack one of the cops. 

The other officer then reportedly shot the man in the chest.  

Armed man dies after being shot by police in Yagoona in Sydney’s southwest

Armed man dies after being shot by police in Yagoona in Sydney’s southwest

Police are pictured at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney’s southwest on Sunday morning

The man was rushed to hospital in a critical condition with wounds to his chest

The man was rushed to hospital in a critical condition with wounds to his chest

The man was rushed to hospital in a critical condition with wounds to his chest

The man was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a critical condition but later died.  

A critical incident team comprised of officers from the 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. 

A report will be prepared for the coroner. 

The incident comes just days after a man was shot dead in Auburn police station after lunging at officers with a knife. 

The Indian national had moments earlier stabbed a cleaner at nearby Auburn train station about 12am on Tuesday. 

The officers worked to save the 32-year-old man’s life but he was later declared dead at the scene by paramedics. 

Detectives from the counter terrorism squad are investigating the stabbing.

The man later died, with an investigation into the incident now underway

The man later died, with an investigation into the incident now underway

The man later died, with an investigation into the incident now underway