Shot father charged with Qld cop assault

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A father of four recovering in hospital after being shot twice by police at his Brisbane home last month has been charged with assaulting an officer during the incident.

The 43-year-old is still in care after being shot in the hip and shoulder by a senior constable during the incident at Stretton on August 21.

Police alleged the man "advanced towards officers with the weapon" in the lead-up to the shooting.

He was charged on Thursday with seriously assaulting a police officer whilst armed and is due to face Richlands Magistrates Court on November 15.

A police spokesperson says the shooting is being investigated by the Ethical Standards Command with oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

Last month, detectives said they were probing "a rapidly evolving domestic situation" at the home, which led to the man being locked in the garage by his wife before police arrived.

Detective Superintendent Andrew Massingham said there was no history of domestic violence or mental illness involving the couple or their four sons - aged seven, nine and 14 - who were also home at the time.

"The only option the police were left with was lethal use of force," he told reporters.

"At the time that they saw an armed man, and approaching very rapidly down a hilly driveway, that is their thought process."

When asked if police could have used a taser or fired at his legs, Det Supt Massingham said that may not have stopped the man who had been "highly motivated to cause injury to one of our officers".

"It still required the application of a second shot and then he was still able to throw the weapon at us," he added.