A 26-year-old South Australian man has been charged after an alleged shoot-out with police near the SA-Victorian border.
Police were called to an isolated rural property in Senior, about 15km north of Bordertown, on Thursday morning when they were allegedly confronted by Jadyn Stimson.
Brevet Sergeant Jason Doig, 53, of Lucindale Police Station, was allegedly shot and died at the scene.
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Sergeant Michael Hutchinson, 59, suffered non-life threatening gun shot wounds and was flown to Adelaide for treatment.
A third officer, Constable Rebekah Cass, 31, was not injured.
Jaydn Stimson,26, has been accused of killing police officer Jason Doig during a shooting incident in South Australia. Credit: Supplied
Police shot Stimson during the incident. He suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment.
The 26-year-old has since been charged with murder and attempted murder.
He did not apply for bail during a hearing through the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday.
Stimson will next appear in court in April.
Landmarks lit in blue
The state government announced landmarks would on Monday night be lit up in blue in memory of Doig, and in support of the police family more broadly, following the death of SA police commissioner Grant Steven’s son over the weekend.
Charlie Stevens, 18, was killed in an alleged hit-run, with another 18-year-old, Dhirren Randhawa, charged over the crash.
“It’s been a weekend in which the preciousness of life, certainly in my little world, has been in full view,” Premier Peter Malinauskas told ABC radio on Monday.
“Just how fragile life is and how fortunate we are to experience it and how quickly it can be taken away.
“It’s important we savour every moment and value the things that matter most and family is paramount among those.
Sergeant Doig was shot at a rural property in Senior, near the Victorian border. Credit: AAP
“Police in South Australia are not just an important institution but an institution we invest our hope in when things are going wrong and our trust in on a permanent basis, so when something like this happens it is confronting.”
Blue lights will shine on buildings across Adelaide, including SAPOL headquarters, Adelaide Oval, parliament house and Adelaide town hall.
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