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Police shoot man near Stud Road, Dandenong

A man remains in hospital after emergency surgery and an internal investigation has been launched, after a police shooting at Dandenong.

Police shot the armed man twice in the torso after he ran from officers who pulled over a car on Stud Road.

The 26-year-old, who is known to police, tried to carjack a BMW while trying to flee.

Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill says officers fired fearing for their safety.

‘He’s continued to run along Stud Road, at that point of time he produced a weapon at police, police instructed the individual to drop the weapon, at that point of time police have discharged their weapons.’ he tells 3AW News. 

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