Disturbing Footage Emerges Of Tonight’s Fatal Shooting At Central Station

Warning: the video featured in this article is quite graphic in nature, and if you might find that distressing or discomfiting, I would suggest not continuing.

Graphic footage has emerged of a man being shot and killed by NSW Police as he runs out of a florist in Sydney‘s Central Station
The man can be seen wielding scissors as he comes out of the shop, before the camera pans downward as four shots are fired. The next disturbing image is of the man lying on the ground. 

Later footage show police attempting to assist the man, who died at the scene.

According to a police statement released at 10.30pm, they were called to Eddy Avenue just before 6.45pm after reports of an armed robbery at a business near the entrance to Central Station. 
Assistant Commissioner Mark Walton said: 

A male of Asian appearance has died following that confrontation with the police. 

A critical incident team from the homicide squad will now investigate all the circumstances surrounding the incident, including the discharge of a police firearms during the confrontation with the man.”
The man at the scene has not yet been identified. 
Witnesses have said that the man was shot in the chest at close range after he refused to lower the scissors. 
Another said that the man had been threatening the florist with the scissors, as well as using them to cut his own face, crying out that he wanted to die. 
A witness to the shooting who works nearby, Sami Aryal, told the ABC that she saw four or five police officers surround the florist, and heard them asking someone to put their hands down for ten to 15 seconds. 

One of the policemen went inside the shop … and as soon as a man was about to run, I saw the policeman shooting him.

He was shot and he was straight to the floor.
People were scared, they were shouting. As soon as the incident happened they asked us to sit over here and they sealed the place.”
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.  

Source: ABC

Photo: Twitter / @AndreasBooth.