Police shoot man after he threatened three year old girl.

An Adelaide man has been shot by police after his car was tracked following an alleged assault in Cumberland Park.

Just before 9pm on Monday 28 November, police received a report of an assault between a 26-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman in Cumberland Park. Police were also advised another male intervened and was allegedly threatened with a firearm.

A car was seen leaving the area driven by the suspect with the woman and a 3-year-old girl and 7-month-old boy inside.

Police will allege the driver threatened one of the children with the firearm and a single shot was fired by police. The man was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Assistant Commissioner Paul Dickson told reporters the children were physically uninjured but “obviously there will be a whole lot of distress”.

The woman is being treated in another hospital with injuries from the earlier assault.

“It’s a terrible incident. You could imagine how horrific it would be for the young mother and the two children,” Mr Dickson said.

An investigation is under way.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or the events leading to Hindley Street is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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  • For those living in states or territories other than SA, Rundle Mall is open space with shops on both sides. There is also restruants in the Mall. Only people are allowed to walk or use disability assistance, not cars, motor bikes or trucks. The public was also placed in danger by this irresposible guy. He must have known the Police would search for him.


  • Heard this on the news tonight – horrified. And also horrified at the aftermath of the children’s father being shot in front of them. The police were in a no-win situation, but so unfortunately were the children. So sad


  • Horrifying for that little girl indeed. And with that threat, the Police was right in intervening.


  • Poor child, i hope that she is too young to remember this


  • It sounds like the police put the kids’ safety first – good.


  • So lucky the child was not harmed and is safe.


  • The mum would have been petrified!


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