A man who allegedly threatened a three-year-old girl with a firearm after abducting her, along with a woman and another child, has been shot by police in the Adelaide CBD.
South Australian police said just before 9:00pm yesterday the 26-year-old man abducted a 23-year-old woman, the three-year-old girl and a seven-month-old boy from Cumberland Park.
Officers spotted the car, with all four inside, travelling on Marion Road in South Plympton at 10:20pm and it was tracked by the police helicopter to Port Adelaide.
The car’s tyres were spiked at the intersection of Grand Junction and South Road but the car kept going into the city via North East Road, along Rundle Mall and into Hindley Street.
Assistant Commissioner Paul Dickson said the man was shot in Hindley Street.
“They [police officers] attempted to arrest the offender,” he said.
“It will be alleged that the offender threatened the three-year old girl with the firearm and that’s when a decision was made for the police officer to fire at the offender.”
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