Gunman stages bizarre watchhouse surrender

Tracey Ferrier
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Man in custody over Brisbane shotgun death

A man has surrendered himself to police after a shooting death at Tingalpa in Brisbane's east.

An alleged killer has staged a bizarre surrender at the Brisbane watchhouse, using an intercom system to tell police he was waiting outside with a loaded shotgun down his pants.

The 25-year-old went to the watchhouse late on Thursday night where he pressed the buzzer and told police he'd been involved in the fatal shooting of a man at Tingalpa earlier in the day.

But he also revealed he had a loaded, sawn-off shotgun down the front of his pants, leaving police to deal with a potentially life-threatening situation.

Two officers rushed outside and drew their guns on the man, who put his weapon on the ground. He was taken into custody without incident.

He's since been charged with murder and unlawful possession of a weapon, over the death of a 32-year-old man who was shot in the stomach at a Tingalpa house about 4pm on Thursday.

The victim was rushed to hospital, where he later died.

Neighbours have reported hearing two men arguing before a gunshot rang out at the Diabla Street home.

There's been high praise for the officers who responded to the watchhouse surrender.

"The actions of these two officers were extremely heroic," Inspector Daniel Bragg told ABC radio.

"They immediately raced to the scene knowing full well this male was handing himself in for quite serious offences and had a loaded firearm down the front of his pants."

The 25-year-old will front the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday.