A man has died in Gold Coast Hospital after being shot by police in Grafton on Sunday afternoon.
A critical incident investigation has been launched after the man was shot during a confrontation with police officers.
Police were called to a unit on Turf Street just before 3.45pm following reports of a disturbance.
On arrival, officers were allegedly confronted by a man armed with a knife.
An officer discharged a taser, before the man was shot.
He has not yet been identified.
The officers treated the man at the scene until the arrival of NSW Ambulance paramedics. He was taken to Grafton Hospital in a critical condition. The man was later airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital, where he later died.
A critical incident team will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.
That investigation will be subject to independent review.
No further details are available at this time; however, police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.