One Mile, Ipswich: Moment a gunman was shot dead by police after bursting out of home with a firearm

Horror moment gunman is shot dead by police after barricading himself inside a house then bursting outside brandishing a weapon

Dramatic footage has captured the horror moment a suspected gunman was shot dead by police after he burst out of a home brandishing a weapon during a siege.

Police declared an emergency declaration for Ernest and Woodword Street in One Mile, Ipswich, in southeast Queensland, about 12pm on Sunday.

Officers negotiated with the man, 27, during the ‘siege situation’ before he left the property holding a firearm and ‘lunged’ at police.  

Police declared an emergency declaration for Ernest and Woodword Street in One Mile, Ipswich, in the state’s southeast, at about midday on Sunday

The gunman was filmed pointing a suspected weapon towards police in the suburban street

The gunman was filmed pointing a suspected weapon towards police in the suburban street

Video taken by a shocked witness shows police officers hiding behind their vehicles, parked to form a barricade, as gunfire reverberates throughout the suburban street.

One officer can be seen grabbing a civilian and pulling her to the ground as bullets rattle around them. 

A cop crouching behind a police car then extends his gun-wielding hands over the top of the bonnet and fires.

‘Police attempted to negotiate with the man and it will be alleged police were threatened and the man shot at around 12.30pm,’ Queensland Police said.

‘He was treated at the scene however passed away a short time later.’

Locals reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing police running through a nearby park.

‘From what we could see, he lunged at them, police fired and then the paramedics came up,’ a bystander told the Courier Mail. 

A hero police woman grabbed a civilian and pulled her down to the ground as gunfire rattled around them

A hero police woman grabbed a civilian and pulled her down to the ground as gunfire rattled around them

A police officer crouching behind a car extended his weapon over the top of the bonnet

A police officer crouching behind a car extended his weapon over the top of the bonnet 

‘This is definitely a first. We’ve just been told to stay inside.’

Police issued an exclusion zone from Old Toowoomba Road to Siemona, Oakhill and Ernest Street, with residents urged to stay indoors. 

A crime scene was declared at Ernest Street about 1.10pm and the emergency declaration revoked just after 2pm.

Police said the incident is under investigation by the Ethical Standards Command and will be overseen by the Crime and Corruption Commission. 

Public access to the scene remains restricted as police investigate.  

Police issued an exclusion zone (pictured) from Old Toowoomba Road to Siemona, Oakhill and Ernest Street, with residents urged to stay indoors

Police issued an exclusion zone (pictured) from Old Toowoomba Road to Siemona, Oakhill and Ernest Street, with residents urged to stay indoors

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