Man Shot Dead by Police After 'Frenzied Attack' on Woman in Melbourne Park

A man was shot dead by police after repeatedly stabbing a woman in Melbourne’s Gladstone Park on Thursday afternoon, July 16, local media reported.

Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius of the Victoria Police told local media that officers arrived on the scene and found a man “seriously assaulting an older female” in a “frenzied attack”. The man was shot after he ignored the officers’ requests to stop assaulting the woman.

This video, captured shortly after the man was shot, shows officers at Gladstone Park.

Sahan Panagoda, who recorded this video, said police “just shot someone. Fired three rounds into him.”

The woman was taken to hospital in a critical condition. Cornelius said the man and woman were known to each other, possibly family members. Credit: Sahan Panagoda via Storyful