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Officer in Tewantin shooting in earlier gunman arrest

POLICE have confirmed the senior constable involved in the fatal shooting at Tewantin on Sunday confronted a crazed gunman at Doonan earlier this month.

Sunshine Coast Acting Superintendent John Bosnjak said the senior constable with a decade of experience was the same officer who managed to safely arrest Jordy Brook, who allegedly carjacked a news vehicle while armed and then ploughed it into an LPG tank at a Doonan service station.

"We can confirm the same officer was involved in the shooting (fatal shooting of Edward Wayne Logan in Outlook Dr, Tewantin on Sunday)," Act Supt Bosnjak said.

"Obviously the two matters need to be dealt with separately.

"He is a very dedicated police officer of 10 years' service, committed to addressing community issues and fighting crime in the Noosa area."

The confirmation came as Commissioner Ian Stewart announced an immediate review into police procedures yesterday after three fatal shootings in a week by Queensland police officers.

A fatal shooting in Southport on Monday night was the fourth in south-east Queensland since April this year.

The spotlight has turned on officers' use of lethal force following a spate of confrontational incidents.

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Mr Stewart said he would seek urgent consultation with advocates, including the mental health commissioner, about "the compounding factors involved in high-risk events".

"These tragedies that have occurred in recent months are relatively rare given the complex and violent high-risk situations that police confront every day throughout our state," Mr Stewart said.

"For example, in the past five years the number of mental health examination orders which police have initiated have risen almost 50% in this state to over 8000."

Mr Stewart said violent situations that officers encountered on a daily basis throughout Queensland often involved various factors, including mental health, domestic violence and drug or alcohol abuse.

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