Police update 4: Homicide investigation, Harlaxton

Toowoomba detectives and the Homicide Investigation Unit have released new images of two vehicles believed to be linked the murder of a man at Harlaxton earlier this year.

A 25-year-old man was located at a Coonan Street address around 2.50am on Tuesday, March 15, with a gunshot wound to the head.

He was initially taken to Toowoomba Hospital before being transferred to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, where he died on Monday, May 16, due to injuries sustained from the shooting and medical complications.

Detectives believe that the man was shot while driving a vehicle on Ruthven Street and attempting to evade a stolen white Ford Ranger Dual Cab. Investigations suggest the firearm was discharged from within the Dual Cab which was reported stolen from a Wilsonton address on Sunday, March 13.

Three people were charged a week later with the alleged theft and use of the vehicle prior to the shooting.

A 17-year-old boy was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He faced Toowoomba Childrens Court.

A 19-year-old Newton man was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and driving without a licence.

He faced Toowoomba Magistrates Court.

A 22-year-old Newtown man was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and driving without a licence.

He faced Toowoomba Magistrates Court.

Investigators are seeking any sightings of the Ford Ranger in the Felton area between 2am, and 5:30am on March 15, before it was found burnt out on Nunkulla Road. The vehicle was bearing the distinctive false number plates of ‘SCUM’.

Police are also appealing for anyone who may have seen a stolen 2021 Gray Mazda CU9 SUV on McGovern Road, Felton and travelling towards the area where the destroyed Ford Ranger was located around the time of the incident, to come forward.


A burnt white Ford Ranger Dual Cab

A burnt white Ford Ranger Dual Cab

A burnt white Ford Ranger Dual Cab

A 2021 Gray Mazda CU9 SUV

A 2021 Gray Mazda CU9 SUV

Previous release:

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