A man who was shot dead after a “confrontation” with police near Bathurst in central western NSW has been remembered as a loving father, brother, uncle and son by family members.
Ian Fackender, 47, was left with fatal injuries after police were called to a home in Kelso on Wednesday evening.
The incident was captured on police radio with a female voice saying: “We’ve got a male down, he’s been shot. We need an ambulance urgently.”
A male voice said: “All police have been accounted for … none injured.”
Mr Fackender’s family have paid tribute to him in a series of social media posts.
His brother Mark Fackendersaid he was taken “way too soon”, while another relative remembered him as “a loving father, son, uncle, brother and he will never be forgotten.”
His aunt Pam Alecksonwrote: “My heart is breaking for our beautiful young man. I will hold many cherished memories of a special and kind hearted person will miss you nephew.”
Officers were called to View Street in Kelso about 7pm on Wednesday, after concerns were raised about a man inside one of the homes.
Officers spoke to Mr Fackender in the back yard of the property, where he allegedly threatened police with a sharp object.
Police said a number of tactical responses were attempted before the shots were fired.
Assistant Commissioner and Western Region Commander Geoff McKechnie said Mr Fackender was known to police and that an “object” was involved in the confrontation.
“Officers felt threatened to a significant degree that they used a number of tactical options, ultimately resorting to the use of their firearms,” he said.
“I believe their actions … in many ways are commendable as well as what I would say justified.”
He also said it was a difficult time for the officers involved and the family of the man.
“There’s family out there this morning that are grieving the loss of a son, a brother perhaps, a relative, so our thoughts are certainly with those people as well,” he said.
The incident is under an investigation which will be subject to independent review and all information will be provided to the Coroner, police said.
Mr Fackender’s death is the third fatal police shooting in NSW in five weeks.
On July 26, a man was shot dead at Central Station in Sydney after he ran at police holding a pair of scissors in his hand.
On August 7, police shot a man in Grafton after he approached officers while holding a knife. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition, where he later died.
Critical incident investigations have been launched into all three shootings.
– With AAP
This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 苏州美甲学校.