Horror moment man is shot dead after dousing ex in petrol and setting himself on fire at McDonald’s car park | The Sun
COPS shot a man dead after he set himself on fire and ran at them in a McDonald's car park, an inquest heard.
Shortly before, Omid Molayee, of Brisbane, Australia, had poured petrol over his ex and threatened to set her alight, cops say.
Molayee, an Iranian migrant, was trying to reconcile his relationship with former partner Sara Pooya on the night he was killed.
Detective Sergeant Theresa Downey said Molayee had acted "jealous" towards Ms Pooyan before their split.
Molayee had moved in with Ms Pooyan and her three kids in 2019 after meeting online the year prior, reports the Mail.
Sergeant Downey told Brisbane Coroner's Court Ms Pooyan ended their romance after Molayee accused her of cheating.
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After she refused to reconsider, Sergeant Downey said Molayee doused Ms Pooyan, the carpet, the bed and himself in petrol and "threatened to set them on fire".
Ms Pooyan then fled and called emergency services as Molayee left in his car.
Officers found him in a Mcdonald's car park and surrounded the vehicle.
Cops tried to negotiate with him before he poured petrol over himself and set himself on fire, the inquest heard.
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Sergeant Downey said Molayee was "entirely engulfed in flames" as emergency workers tried to extinguish the blaze.
But Molayee then hopped out of the car and started "running" at police who shot him dead.
Shocking footage – which The Sun has chosen not to publish – shows Molayee covered head to toe in flames before falling to the ground.
Sergeant Downey said gunning Molayee down was "justifiable and reasonable" and that an investigation into the police's handling fpund no suggestion of misconduct.
Nineteen police officers are due to give evidence during the four-day inquest.
The inquest continues.
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