Deli drama leads to death, in­juries

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Carlisle Burswood Peninsula -

A 38-YEAR-OLD Cloverdale man died after he was shot by po­lice of­fi­cers on Satur­day morn­ing.

Bren­dan John Lind­say walked into The Lunch Club deli in Carlisle about 8am and held a 37-year-old fe­male staff mem­ber at knife­point.

The weapon was at her throat when a sin­gle po­lice of­fi­cer ar­rived at the scene.

The of­fi­cer called for ur­gent po­lice back-up and a num­ber of ve­hi­cles re­sponded.

When at­tempts to nego- tiate with the man failed, a num­ber of of­fi­cers fired their weapons. The man and the woman re­ceived a num­ber of gun­shot wounds. The man was de­clared dead at the scene.

Lo­cal res­i­dent Peter Fletcher, who was tweet­ing from the lo­ca­tion at the time, said WA Po­lice had closed Oats Street as a crime scene, a body was on the foot­path and the po­lice he­li­copter was over­head.

Of­fi­cers ad­min­is­tered first aid to both vic­tims un­til St John Am­bu­lance ar­rived and the woman is be­ing treated in hos­pi­tal for her in­juries, be­lieved to be knife and gun shot wounds.

Ma­jor Crime Squad de­tec­tives are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the fa­tal shoot­ing and the Po­lice In­ter­nal Af­fairs Unit is con­duct­ing a sep­a­rate in­quiry into the of­fi­cers’ con­duct.

Po­lice are con­tin­u­ing their in­quiries into the mat­ter. Any­one who can help should call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

Pic­ture: Twit­ter @pe­ter­fletcher

The scene on the street.

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