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Man arrested after allegedly shooting at police car during pursuit

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An off-duty officer spotted the BMW allegedly driving dangerously along the Bruce Highway a short time later, with the driver making threats to injure an 18-year-old male passenger known to him, but later released without injury, while evading police.

He is alleged to have then shot at a police car about 8pm on Cottrill Road, before continuing “dangerously and at speed” towards Woodford under helicopter surveillance.

The man then headed towards Kilcoy, where a tyre deflation device was used, before the man turned onto Esk-Kilcoy Road.

He continued on to the Brisbane Valley Highway and was intercepted by police just north of Esk with assistance from specialist police and the dog squad.

The man has been charged with one count each of…



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