Man shot by police in Brisbane

Police shot a man in a Brisbane suburb on Sunday morning.
Police shot a man in a Brisbane suburb on Sunday morning.

A MAN has been shot by Queensland police after an altercation on Goulburn Street in the Brisbane suburb of Wakerley.

There were reports the man was heard yelling at police: "Shoot me, shoot me."

Police confirmed to the man was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition.

Officers shot the man twice after originally trying to taser him, AAP reports. The incident took place adjacent to a bus stop. Pictures from above show a bloody sheet next to a police vehicle.

It's understood police were called to a domestic incident - they initially retreated but opened fire when the man lunged at them. The man reportedly had a knife.

Earlier reports suggested an officer had been stabbed during the incident but police said that was inaccurate.

A crime scene has been established.

Police said the Ethical Standards Command is investigating with the assistance of the Crime and Misconduct Commission.

More details to come.

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