Bizarre scene as police shoot dead suspect in Melbourne’s east

A man who fired on police during a siege in Melbourne has been shot dead.

Police say a man with a long beard, a knife and an assault rifle attacked officers with a shotgun in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He was killed at the scene, police said.

Police were called to a house on Parramatta Road just after 3am after reports of a man wielding a shotgun and firing.

“Officers attended and received reports of shots fired in the area,” a statement from the Victoria Police said.

“The offender is deceased at the location.”

Mr Darryl Hensley, 46, was shot and died at the hospital.

His wife, Sharon, 49, and their son, Daniel, 19, were arrested shortly afterwards and later charged with murder.

The shooting comes a day after two men were killed in an attack on a train station in Melbourne.

Police were in the process of questioning the men and their family when they allegedly opened fire, striking one man, 33-year-old Robert Allen, in the neck.

Mr Allen was shot in the head and died the next day at a nearby hospital.

The two men, aged 30-year, were found to have been in the same carriage as the deceased Mr Allen, who was killed with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police are treating the shootings as possible terror-related, and said the attack was being investigated.

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