Police shooting inquest to delve into Coolum triple tragedy

A MAJOR inquest into five deaths involving police firing their weapons - including two men shot by police in separate incidents on the Sunshine Coast - will be part of a major joint inquest.

The inquest is expected to open in the latter half of the year, according to the Office of the State Coroner.

Coolum man Anthony Young killed his brother David and sister-in-law Louise Dekens at their Coolum home before he was himself shot by police in August 2013.

Louise Dekens and David Young were killed by David's brother Anthony Young.
Louise Dekens and David Young were killed by David's brother Anthony Young.

His family has described how the depth of Anthony's mental health issues was unclear until it was too late.

In November 2014, Edward Wayne Logan was shot dead by police in Tewantin after he became violent outside his son's home while carrying a weapon.

Police were forced to act almost immediately after getting out of the car.

The Daily reported at the time of the incident that both officers fired shots.

After the man was shot the officers tried to administer first aid.

Three other deaths in the same period, on the Gold Coast, in Brisbane's Inala and northern suburb of Kippa Ring will also form part of the inquest.

News Limited reports the Queensland Police Union has welcomed the announcement.

Queensland Police Service has already run its own investigations into the incidents, which included  a review of police training.



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