AN armed man has been shot lifeless by police on the scene of an alleged home violence incident in Sydney’s south-west.

The 29-year-old was shot within the chest in William Avenue at Yagoona shortly earlier than 9am on Sunday.

Police say officers responding to reviews of a home violence-related incident have been threatened by the person, who was reportedly armed with a knife.

A Taser was deployed earlier than a police officer discharged his firearm.

Officers rendered first assist earlier than the person was handled on the scene by ambulance paramedics, however he later died in Liverpool Hospital.

A crucial incident workforce comprised of officers from the Murder Squad will examine the circumstances surrounding the incident, together with the discharge of the firearm.

That investigation will likely be topic to impartial assessment.

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Ian Meikle, editor