Op-ed: Early Tuesday armed police responded to reports that a man wielding an axe had been spotted close to a post offce on Holderness Road, a busy area of the northern city of Kingston-upon-Hull.
He was acting in a threatening manner waving the axe around and there were obvious safety concerns.
The man was later apprehended after police officrs discharged weapons in an area closer to the city centre.
The 31-year-old man had made his way to Francis Street; he was reportedly waving the axe when police confronted him.
There are reports he was tasered before being shot twice by police.
Witnesses report seeing blood spurting from the man's wounds and police officers attempting to stem the flow blood.
The man was reported to be in hospital in a critical condition but Tuesday evening it was announced he has died.
Although the axe man has not been named at this time a man who claims to be a relative reports he suffered from mental health issues and drug problems.
In 2017 Hull is the UKs City of Culture.
Like many UK northern cities it has experienced a range of problems over many years.
But this gun wounding and fatality by Humberside police is only the second such incident in 42 years.
"An investigation is under way and the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), which is standard practice in such incidents. " We are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this time."
An IPCC spokesman said: "The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has begun an independent investigation after a man was injured during an incident in Hull this morning involving armed officers from Humberside Police.
"IPCC investigators have been deployed to the scene and are attending police post-incident procedures."
An area of Francis Street was cordoned off early Tuesday as forensic teams searched the area.