Wanted man charged over road rage incident at Newcastle

A man has been charged with outstanding warrants and firearm offences after a public-place shooting in Stockton earlier this month.

Just after 7pm on Tuesday 9 June 2020, police responded to reports of an alleged road-rage incident on Fullerton Street, Stockton.

Police have been told two vehicles – a blue SUV and a utility – were involved in a driving incident before the SUV driver allegedly produced a firearm and discharged it towards the utility.

The SUV was driven away, last seen turning onto King Street.

Following inquiries, officers from Newcastle City Police District, attended licenced premises on Maitland Road, Mayfield, and arrested a 31-year-old man at about 8.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 16 June 2020).

During a search of man, police located a sawn-off firearm and several rounds of ammunition.

He was taken to Newcastle Police Station, where he was charged with possess unregistered firearm-prohibited firearm, possess shortened firearm (not pistol) w/o authority, not keep firearm safely – prohibited firearm, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority and for two outstanding warrants.

The man has been refused bail to face Newcastle Local Court today.

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