A 19-year-old indigenous man has been fatally shot by police in a remote community in the Northern Territory after he allegedly lunged at an officer.
Kumanjayi Walker was shot at Yuendumu, 300 kilometres from Alice Springs, around 7pm on Saturday after two officers went to the property to arrest him.
"During that time a struggle ensued and two shots were fired and he sadly passed away later," Acting Deputy Commissioner Michael White told reporters on Sunday.
Walker lunged at one officer as the pair attempted to arrest him, the deputy commissioner said.
"My understanding is he was armed with a weapon," he said.
Police later reported that an altercation occurred between Walker and one of the officers, resulting in an officer being stabbed in the shoulder and then shooting his firearm, wounding the man.
First aid was applied at Yuendumu Police Station but he died a short time later.
Walker was on parole which he had breached and a warrant had been issued for his arrest, Mr White told reporters.
The medical staff had left the community after a series of break-ins and an ambulance from a neighbouring community was called to attend the scene.
The shooting is being treated as a death in custody. A file will be prepared for the coroner.
"I'm sad about my grandson," Monica Robinson told the Centralian Advocate.
"I was getting phone calls from all my family but I don't know what the police did," she said
A coronial investigation will be undertaken and the body was taken to Alice Springs.
Fewer than 800 people live in the Yuendumu community.