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Critical incident investigation launched after firearm discharged - Erskineville

Tuesday, 12 July 2022 11:35:37 AM

A critical incident investigation is underway after a man was injured following a vehicle stop in Sydney’s south today.

Just before 10am (Tuesday 12 July 2022), officers from South Sydney Police Area Command stopped a Ford Falcon – reportedly stolen earlier this month from West Pennant Hills – on Elliot Avenue, Erskineville.

The front male passenger got out and fled, pursued by police. The Ford was driven at a police officer, and a firearm was discharged.

The passenger, a 38-year-old man, was arrested shortly after following a foot pursuit. He was taken to Mascot Police Station.

Following inquiries, the Ford was located a short time later at a service station on the Hume Highway near Frederick Street, Croydon.

The driver, a 36-year-old man, was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to hospital under police guard. He is in a stable condition.

Two crime scenes have been established and a critical incident team from Sydney City Police Area Command will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.

That investigation will be subject to an independent review.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.