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Man shot dead by police in Sydney’s west

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Police remained at the scene of the shooting on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Twitter
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A 20-year-old man has been shot dead by police during a confrontation in Sydney’s west.

Police approached the man on Acacia Avenue, St Marys shortly before 10.30am on Wednesday while they were patrolling the area.

Police say the man ran into a nearby backyard and threatened the officers. He then “accessed” an officer’s gun and a second officer shot him in the abdomen.

The man died at the scene, despite efforts by paramedics and police to revive him.

A male senior constable was bitten by a dog during the incident and has been taken to hospital.

The homicide squad will conduct a critical incident investigation into the incident. Information will also be provided to the coroner.

Police said there was no ongoing threat to public safety.