Chambers Flat shooting incident leads to charges for 32-year-old man

A 32-YEAR-OLD man was charged on July 17 following an alleged violent attempted robbery last week during which a firearm was fired inside a vehicle at Chambers Flat.

CHARGES: Police arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with firearms, assault and burglary at Chambers Flat.

CHARGES: Police arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with firearms, assault and burglary at Chambers Flat.

The man appeared before Beenleigh Magistrates Court the following day.

Detectives from the Logan District Criminal Investigation Branch alleged that at around 8pm on July 14, police were called to an incident on Chambers Flat Road where two men, who had been sitting in a car with a male driver and passenger, attempted to steal the vehicle at gunpoint.

A struggle ensued and the 38-year-old male driver was allegedly struck several times in the face with a firearm before it was discharged, the bullet hitting the door.

The other two men fled the scene. Police arrived a short time later and located a man who had sustained serious facial injuries from the alleged assault.

He was transported to Logan Hospital for further treatment.

With the assistance of Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) officers, police arrested the 32-year-old man at a shopping centre in Woodridge on July 17 in relation to the alleged incident, as well as two burglaries and an armed robbery at Toowoomba.

It is alleged on July 10 the same man entered a Milton Street address in Kearneys Spring and assaulted a 44-year-old man with a plank of wood before stealing a car.

He was charged with armed robbery with violence, attempted armed robbery, grievous bodily harm, threatening violence – discharge firearm, authority required to possess explosives and burglary.

He is due to appear before Beenleigh Magistrates Court again on August 17, while some of the charges have been transferred to Toowoomba Magistrates Court ahead of the 32-year-old’s appearance on September 7.

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