Beechboro: Police continue investigation into fatal shooting

The scene at Yenisey Crescent this morning. Picture: Kristie Lim
The scene at Yenisey Crescent this morning. Picture: Kristie Lim

POLICE are continuing their investigation into a fatal shooting by an officer in Beechboro.

The investigation was launched after the death of 38-year-old Ly Tong, who was shot at a Yenisey Crescent home about 4.30pm on Thursday.

Mr Tong’s sister said her brother had been frightened by officers, who were responding to an alleged family violence incident.

The scene at Yenisey Court this morning.

“I heard the police say my brother held a knife … it’s not a sharp knife … they shot him,” Oanh Tong told reporters on Thursday.

Witness Jake Daniels said he heard a “big bang”, which he thought was a neighbour’s door but “must have been a gunshot”.

The Homicide Squad is investigating and the Internal Affairs Unit is overseeing the probe.

Homicide Squad detectives and several police cars were spotted around the Yenisey Crescent home this morning.