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Additional charges laid over public place shooting near Lismore

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Detectives have laid nine additional charges against a man as part of an investigation into an alleged public place shooting near Lismore earlier this month.

About 9pm on Saturday, 6 March, 2021, officers from Richmond Police District were called to Dunoon, about 20km north of Lismore, following reports of shots fired at a home on Rayward Road.

On route to the scene, police received further reports a man had allegedly fired shots at two separate homes on Rayward Road, and another on Duncan Road.

A police vehicle was shot at during the night in Dunoon. Photo NSW Police.

On arrival, further shots were fired at police, who sought cover in their vehicles. A police vehicle was peppered with bullets, sustaining significant damage.

A female senior constable was in the vehicle at the time, maintaining communications. She was uninjured. A female sergeant discharged her firearm in the man’s direction.

During the operation, more than twenty shots were allegedly fired with twelve police officers and six local residents taking refuge in a nearby home and other residents instructed to remain in their homes.

A police vehicle was shot at during the night in Dunoon. Photo NSW Police.

Specialist units were deployed to assist in the operation – including officers attached to the Tactical Operations Regional Response, negotiators, Police Rescue, and the Dog Unit with assistance from Queensland PolAir.

Detectives charged a 63-year-old man with eight offences. He remains before the courts.

Following further investigations and the analysis of seized items, an additional nine offences were laid yesterday (Wednesday, 17 March, 2021).

The charges include two counts of shoot at with intent to murder, fire firearm at dwelling-house with disregard for safety, discharge firearm intend cause grievous bodily harm, destroy/damage property with intent to endanger life, damage property by fire/explosive with intent injure, discharge firearm with intent to resist arrest, fire firearm in or near public place, and not keep firearm safely-not prohibited firearm/pistol.

The man remains on remand and is next due to appear at Lismore Local Court on Wednesday, 12 May, 2021.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. “The man”…….did anybody think to ask what his name was, or is that being suppressed to preserve his ‘good name’ ?
    Remember when the media actually reported the facts ?
    Cheers G”)

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