A man has been shot dead at Sydney’s Central station following a confrontation with police responding to reports of an armed robbery. The man, who witnesses say was armed with a pair of scissors, was shot outside a florist’s shop on Eddy Avenue just before 6.45pm.
The owner of the shop was targeted by the man, according to witnesses, prompting bystanders to call police. When police arrived and told him to drop his weapon, he did not respond and was shot three or four times at close range, witnesses said.
A witness said the man had what looked like separated scissors in his hands in flower stall & said “shoot me”. Police say a full investigation into the shooting will take place and forensic police are examining the scene.