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Probe into police shooting

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Tasmania Police are pledging a full, arms-length investigation after shooting a man dead at Brighton in Hobart's north overnight.

The 38-year-old apparently drove at police who'd responded to a disturbance at a property on Tea Tree Road - at least one officer then opened fire.

The man, who was armed with a knife, died at the scene.

Fire crews were also called to the scene due to a small blaze which had been lit at the premises.