Footage reveals tradie taunts before police shooting

Standing across from him in the gutter is 24-year-old tradie Luke Gilbert, holding a knife.

The scene at Shute Harbour Road. Nine News

As they stand in Airlie Beach’s night precinct, Forster pulls out his gun from its holster and points it towards Gilbert.

Forster again says: “Armed police, put the knife down.”

Gilbert responds: “Do it.”

Police repeatedly tell Gilbert to put down the knife as he moves towards them, yelling at officers “f—ing shoot me, faggot” several times.

This was the evidence put to Deputy State Coroner Stephanie Gallagher, who will consider the circumstances…

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