An autopsy has confirmed the fatal shot that killed New South Wales policeman Will Crews last week was fired by a fellow officer.
The Crews family have forgiven the officer responsible.
Alicia Ng reports.
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Will Crews was killed during a drug raid in southwest Sydney on Wednesday night.
Five shots were fired during the raid with today’s autopsy revealing it was the fifth shot that fatally hit Crews in the neck.
Dave Hudson, NSW Assistant Commissioner: “The fifth shot was fired by a fellow police officer. This shot hit constable Crews. An autopsy confirms that this shot is the fatal shot that killed Constable Crews.”
The shot was fired by a senior constable after a 55 year old man opened fire on police.
The officer responsible has met with the family of the slain policeman.
Dave Hudson, NSW Assistant Commissioner: “The Crews family don’t hold any blame or afford any blame in any direction in this matter apart from the offender who once challenged by police commenced fire at police.”
Police say the senior constable will remain unnamed and is unlikely to be charged.
The offender has been charged with six offences, including shooting with intent to murder.
A funeral with full police honours for Constable Crews will be held in Sydney on Thursday.
Alicia Ng, QUT News.