Skate park death queried

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

A CORO­NER in­ves­ti­gat­ing the fa­tal po­lice shoot­ing of a 15-year-old boy in a Mel­bourne skate park has been urged to con­sider his death was a sui­cide. In clos­ing sub­mis­sions for an in­quest into Tyler Cas­sidy’s death, lawyers for the po­lice mem­bers in­volved said the ev­i­dence could not yield any other con­clu­sion. Dr Ian Feck­le­ton said Tyler failed to re­treat from po­lice and obey their com­mands de­spite be­ing sprayed with cap­sicum foam, be­ing sub­ject to a warn­ing shot and be­ing shot in the legs.

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