Shots fired and dangerous operation of a vehicle, Moreton

A 31-year-old Morayfield man is in police custody following a pursuit through the Moreton region last night.

Just before 7pm, a silver BMW pulled up next to a car waiting at set of lights at the intersection of Dances and Pumicestone Road at Caboolture.

The 31-year-old man allegedly threatened the occupants of vehicle, a man and woman, with a gun. The man allegedly fired a shot at the car as it drove off, hitting the rear passenger side door.

The occupants of the vehicle were not physically injured.

A short time later, an off-duty officer alerted police to a silver BMW allegedly driving dangerously along the Bruce Highway near Pumicestone Road.

The man allegedly evaded police and made threats to injure a male passenger in the vehicle.

As he continued to evade officers, he allegedly fired a shot at a police car shortly before 8pm on Cottrill Road.

The vehicle continued towards the D’Aguilar Highway and was tracked by PolAir as it continued driving dangerously and at speed towards Woodford.

Around 9pm, the man released his passenger, an 18-year-old Caboolture man, who was not physically injured. It’s believed the pair are known to each other.

The man continued to drive at speed towards Kilcoy, before turning on to Esk-Kilcoy Road then onto Wivenhoe Somerset Road where a tyre deflation device was successfully deployed.

He continued driving dangerously, turning onto the Brisbane Valley Highway before he was successfully intercepted just north of Esk.

Specialist police, with the assistance of the dog squad, took the man into custody.

The man was escorted to Ipswich Hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries sustained during his arrest.

The 31-year-old Morayfield man is expected to be charged with two counts each of unlawful possession of a weapon and acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm. He has also been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, attempted armed robbery, possessing dangerous drugs, driving under the influence of liquor and fail to comply with a direction to stop.

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