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A MAN attempting to harm himself in suburban Sydney has died in hospital after being shot by police.
About 8.45am (AEDT) today police were called to a home on Wangee Rd at Lakemba in south-west Sydney.
"Upon arrival police found the man attempting self-harm," police said.
"There was a confrontation between the man and police where the man was subsequently shot by attending officers."
The man was taken to Canterbury Hospital, where he later died, according to Sky News.
A crime scene has been established at the house as police from Marrickville begin an independent investigation of the shooting.
Originally posted by ALLis0NE
Sounds to me like the guy had a weapon and threatened to use it against the police.
Suicide by cop is a suicide method in which a suicidal deliberately acts in a threatening way, with the goal of provoking a lethal response from a law enforcement officer, such as being shot to death.