Before specialist police came and took over the operation, a squad of 16 local officers had “bravely” attempted to rescue the duo in the hopes that they were still alive, she added.
The siege went on for hours before the suspects, two men and one woman who have not been named, were shot.
Since the investigation was still going on, Carroll stated that she could not remark on a potential motive or whether police were led to the property. The encounter, according to her, involved the use of “many weapons.”
The cops were reportedly ambushed, and Ian Leavers, president of the Queensland Police Union, claimed they were slain “in cold blood.”
He told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, “They were met by gunfire which was just relentless. They were executed.”