A critical incident investigation has been launched after a man was injured near Grafton on Wednesday morning.
Just before 4am, officers from Coffs Clarence Police District were called to a home in Swan Hill Road at Waterview Heights, about 15km west of Grafton, following a concern for a man’s welfare.
On arrival, the 36 year old man allegedly lunged at officers with a knife and was shot by police.
The man was treated at the scene before being flown to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.
There were no other reports of injuries.
A Critical Incident Team from Northern Region will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident, including the discharge of a police firearm and injuries the man sustained prior to police arrival.
That investigation will be subject to independent review.
No further details are available at this time; however, police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward, via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.