AN inquest into the death of a man shot dead by police in Kelso has been set down for May next year.
Ian Fackender, 47, was fatally shot by police following a confrontation in View Street, Kelso on August 30, 2017.
A critical incident investigation was launched by police, with the matter going to a directions hearing last month.
This matter is now listed for hearing at the Coroners Court from May 25, 2020. The inquest has been set down for five days.
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Officers were been called to the View Street property on August 30, 2017 after concerns were raised about a man inside.
Officers spoke to Mr Fackender in the backyard of the property, where he allegedly threatened police with a sharp object. Police said a number of tactical responses were attempted before the shots were fired.
Chifley Police District issued a statement on the night saying a man had been shot in View Street, Kelso and had died at the scene.
The statement went on to say "a critical incident investigation will now examine all circumstances surrounding the incident".
"We will provide further details once they come to hand," the statement said.
The State Crime Command's homicide squad had carriage of the investigation, which was subject to an independent review before being prepared as a brief of evidence for the coroner.
It is unknown at this stage how many witnesses will be called to give evidence at the inquest.
Following his death, Mr Fackender's family remembered him for what they said was his "kind-hearted" nature, paying tribute to him in social media posts.
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