Three paramedics have contradicted police evidence about how a mentally ill man who was harming himself was fatally shot by an officer in a Sydney home.
Paramedic Cheri Lutz was standing over Adam Salter, 36, when he got up from the kitchen floor, fought off his father and reached for a knife in the sink, a Police Integrity Commission (PIC) inquiry heard on Tuesday.
Mr Salter was being treated for a self-inflicted stab wound to his chest at his family's Lakemba home in November 2009, when he began stabbing himself in the neck.
Ms Lutz and her two colleagues then saw Sergeant Sherree Bissett enter the kitchen, yell out "Taser" and shoot Mr Salter in the back with her handgun.
"There was a loud bang," Ms Lutz told a Police Integrity Commission (PIC) investigation on Tuesday.
"He immediately fell to the ground."
She told the PIC that Probationary Constable Aaron Abela, who was the onl
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