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Two men have been charged with attempted murder after shots were fired at police following a pursuit from Queensland to Tweed Heads yesterday.

About 3.20pm (Thursday 5 February), police stopped a stolen blue Mitsubishi Lancer with two male occupants on the Pacific Motorway near the Tugun tunnel after deploying road spikes.

The car had earlier been tracked by officers from the Queensland Police Service following an incident at Caboolture.

When the car stopped, one of the occupants got out armed with a handgun and fired a shot at a police officer. He then allegedly fired a number of shots at a passing car.

The 32-year-old man was then struck by a car which knocked the firearm from his hand. The police officer was able to arrest him without further incident.

The other occupant of the Lancer, aged 20, was arrested without incident.

Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command established a crime scene and seized the semi-automatic handgun.

The pair was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with shooting with intent to murder, discharging a firearm to avoid arrest, attempted carjacking and Skye’s Law.

They have been refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Friday 6 February).

Police expect to lay further charges and are being assisted by officers from the Queensland Police Service in relation to the earlier incidents.


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