Man charged as investigations into Dubbo shooting continue

Thursday, 25 November 2021 09:23:40 AM

Robbery and Serious Crime Squad detectives have charged a man over his alleged involvement in the shooting of another man in the state’s Central West earlier this week.

Just before 11pm on Tuesday (23 November 2021), emergency services were called to a house on Baird Street, Dubbo, following a concern for welfare report.

A 34-year-old man was found inside the home with a gunshot wound to his leg, wound to his face and lacerations to his arms.

Police have been told two unknown people wearing face coverings entered the home and assaulted the man before fleeing the scene.

The man was treated on scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Dubbo Base Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Officers from Orana-Mid Western Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into circumstances surrounding the incident, with the assistance of detectives attached to State Crime Command’s Robbery and Serious Crime Squad.

Following extensive inquiries, about 6pm yesterday (Wednesday 24 November 2021), a 26-year-old man was arrested in the car park of a licensed premise on Popondetta Road at Emerton and taken to Mt Druitt Police Station.

Raptor Squad officers then executed two search warrants at homes in North St Marys and Colyton a short time later, locating and seizing an amount of cannabis, 50 grams of an unknown substance believed to be methamphetamine, mobile phones, ammunition, and a stolen Mercedes AMG.

About 8pm, Tactical Operations Unit (TOU) officers assisted detectives with the execution of a third search warrant at a home in Cambridge Park, locating and seizing an amount of cash, and other items relevant to the investigation.

The 26-year-old man has since been charged with four offences, including special aggravated break and enter, commit serious indictable offence-wound, wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, discharge firearm intend to cause grievous bodily harm, and possess ammunition without holding licence, permit or authority.

Police will allege in court the man was one of two men involved in the aggravated break and enter and shooting of another man in Dubbo earlier this week.

The St Marys man was refused bail to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court today (Thursday 25 November 2021).

Investigations continue.

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