Officers from the Richmond Police District were called to the Lismore Base Hospital on Friday, March 15, 2019, following the announcement of a shootout outside the hospital.
A 43-year-old man, in the custody of Correctional Services police officers, was shot dead.
As a result of the shooting, he was taken to the hospital, but died shortly thereafter.
A crime scene was established and investigations into the circumstances of the incident began.
Two corrective service officers assist the police in their investigations.