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Bruce Highway closed after man killed in police shooting near Gladstone

Georgina Noack
The Nightly
Queensland Ambulance workers responded to an incident on the Bruce Highway on Monday morning. A man has reportedly been shot.
Queensland Ambulance workers responded to an incident on the Bruce Highway on Monday morning. A man has reportedly been shot. Credit: AAP

A man has died after being shot by police on Queensland’s major highway, closing the road in both directions.

The man was shot by Queensland police at a rest stop on the Bruce Highway 20km south of Miriam Vale, near Gladstone, around 10.50am on Monday.

A QPS spokesperson confirmed the man’s death, and said investigations and subsequent responses were “ongoing”.

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“Welfare matters are being addressed for the officers involved in the incident,” the spokesperson said.

“Ethical Standards Command will investigate the incident with oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission.”

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed to The Nightly that they attended a QPS incident around 11am and assessed one patient at the scene.

According to The Courier Mail, the man was shot when officers intercepted a stolen car on the Bruce Highway near the central Queensland town of Colosseum.

The highway has been closed in both directions at Gindoran — about 30km south of Miriam Vale and 5km north of John Clifford Way — and long delays are expected. Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes.

Anyone with information on the death is asked to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report online.

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