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Police shoot man allegedly wielding hammer in Melbourne home

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A man has been shot by police after allegedly threatening them with a hammer this morning in the Melbourne suburb of Meadow Heights. Police were executing a search warrant at a home on Mitchell Crescent when the occupant allegedly threatened them with a hammer.He suffered a non-life-threatening injury when police shot him in the lower body

He was taken to hospital. The search warrant was connected to the armed robbery of a service station in Coolaroo on Wednesday.

Detectives from the Armed Crime Squad will investigate the shooting with oversight from the Professional Standards Command. Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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