May 15, 2024

Police have charged Kilkivan resident James Neale, 42, with murder after an investigation into the death of his uncle in Kilkivan last month.

Just after 3:00pm on April 12, police were called to a Running Creek Road address after reports of a disturbance.

They found 55-year-old Paul Mann with critical stab wounds; Mann died at the scene.

Neale allegedly threatened the attending police with a knife and was subsequently shot.

Neale – who remains in hospital – has now been charged with murder and serious assault of a police officer while armed with a weapon.

He has been remanded in custody.

A police spokesperson said the matter was continuing to be investigated by the Ethical Standards Command with oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

UPDATE May 17: The charges will be mentioned in Gympie Magistrates Court on July 15.