A man who was shot by police after allegedly slashing an officer in the face is expected to apply for bail after the case was mentioned in court.
A man who was shot by police after allegedly slashing an officer in the face is expected to apply for bail after the case was mentioned in court.

Man shot by cop after face slash to apply for bail

A man accused of slashing a police officer in the face with a knife is expected to apply for bail next month.

The scene of a police shooting at Upper Mount Gravatt. Picture: Peter Wallis
The scene of a police shooting at Upper Mount Gravatt. Picture: Peter Wallis

Savva Hatzipapas, 25, was charged with attempted murder following an incident at Upper Mount Gravatt on August 5, where he was shot by police a number of times after allegedly attacking the officer and his female partner when the arrived at the property.

The charges came after police attended a property on Hillgrove St to serve the man with documents.

Evidence marked out at a police shooting at Upper Mount Gravatt. Picture: Peter Wallis
Evidence marked out at a police shooting at Upper Mount Gravatt. Picture: Peter Wallis

Hatzipapas allegedly lunged at an officer with a knife, slashing him across the face.

His partner discharged her firearm and shot the man multiple times in the abdomen.

Hatzipapas' matter was briefly mentioned in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday, where defence solicitor Terry O'Gorman said he had engaged leading forensic psychiatrist Dr Michael Beech to provide a report for the court after speaking to the 25-year-old.

Police examine bullet holes in a fence following a police shooting at Upper Mount Gravatt. Picture: Peter Wallis
Police examine bullet holes in a fence following a police shooting at Upper Mount Gravatt. Picture: Peter Wallis

He also indicated a bail application for the man would also be adjourned until that date.

The male Senior Constable sustained serious non-life-threatening injuries in the attack.

Originally published as Man shot by cop after face slash to apply for bail


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