Police shooting victim brushed officer as he fell
A POLICE officer's body camera footage of a man being shot dead by his colleague has been played this morning during an inquest into the death of Anthony William Young.
The confronting images recorded on the night of August 21 in 2013 were captured by Constable Jason Jupp on his personally-owned camera.
Const Jupp and partner Senior Constable Evan Condon were the first officers to arrive at the Yandina Coolum Rd home of Young's brother David and his partner Louise Dekens.
The officers were unaware the couple laid mortally wounded inside when they pulled up at the home.
Snr Const Condon was confronted by Young and shot him five times, the inquest heard.
Young died in Nambour General Hospital of gunshot wounds.
Queensland Police Service Ethical Standards Command officer Detective Inspector David Hickey was the first witness to be examined before Coroner Terry Ryan.
Det Insp Hickey had been charged with investigating the officers' actions.
He said the video footage gave an excellent indicator of the time the officers had to react to the dangerous situation.
"He was so close he actually brushed (Snr Const Condon) while he was falling," Det Insp Hickey said.
Counsel assisting the Coroner Stephen Keim questioned Det Insp Hickey about how he thought the officers had handled the situation.
Det Insp Hickey was satisified they had acted appropriately, commending Const Jupp for going inside to secure the home and interviewing a neighbour who had given refuge to a young girl who witnessed the deaths of David Young and Louise Dekens.
The hearing will continue tomorrow.