Deli drama leads to death, injuries
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.
The scene on the street.