This is the moment armed officers shouted "put your hands up" before a man was shot by police.
Dramatic footage, which may be distressing for some people to watch, shows the moment police approached a man on the Knoll in Runcorn.
Police were called to the scene at around 1.20pm on Wednesday after reports from people in the area who were concerned for the man's safety.
As officers approached him, with their guns pointed in his direction on a grass bank, they can be heard shouting to him multiple times.
The man was told to put his hands up before video footage shows him raising his arms with an item in his hands, pointed in the direction of the police.
At the end of the clip, which was captured by a witness, a gun was fired injuring the man as he appears to clutch his stomach.
The ECHO has decided not to show this part of the footage to avoid creating distress or alarm.
A spokesperson for Cheshire Police later confirmed that the man had been taken to hospital with serious injuries and was receiving treatment.
The force have now also referred themselves to the Independent office for Police Conduct.
In a statement, a spokesperson said: "At around 1.20pm on Wednesday 12 August police were called to concerns for the safety of a man at an address in Runcorn.
"Officers swiftly attended the scene and located the man at the Knoll.
"During the incident a police firearm was discharged. The man sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital."
Chief Inspector Sarah Heath, from Runcorn Local Policing Unit, said: “I would like to reassure the local community that this is an isolated incident and there is no risk to the public.
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“Officers will remain in the area as we continue with our enquiries and I would urge anyone with any concerns to speak to an officer.
"In line with normal procedure, the incident has been referred to the Independent office for Police Conduct.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone with any video footage, is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 778324 or visit https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report.