Further person charged following alleged home invasion and shooting - Lake Macquarie

Thursday, 08 September 2022 11:47:47 AM

A third man has been charged after a joint investigation by detectives from the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad and Lake Macquarie Police District into an alleged home invasion and public place shooting in Lake Macquarie earlier this year.

Police had been told a 24-year-old woman attended John Hunter Hospital about 11pm on Tuesday 8 March 2022 suffering a laceration to her leg and head, after two men allegedly forced entry to her home in Edgeworth and slashed her with a machete.

Local police later attended the Laurel Avenue home and commenced inquiries, which were later taken carriage by detectives from the Robbery and Serious Crime Squad under Strike Force Jigsaw.

Then about 9.10pm on Friday 8 April 2022, emergency services responded to reports of a public place shooting at a carpark on Arnott Street, Edgeworth.

A 27-year-old man was found suffering gunshot wounds to the right leg and was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment.

Detectives from Lake Macquarie Police District commenced investigations into the shooting under Strike Force Undola.

Initial investigations led detectives to believe the incidents were linked and allegedly involved members of the Nomads Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.

Two people – a 42-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man – have since been charged for their alleged roles in the incidents, they both remain before the courts.

Following further inquiries, strike force detectives attended a correctional centre at Nowra, where they arrested a 47-year-old man yesterday (Wednesday 7 September 2022).

He was charged with 10 offences, including special aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence, fire firearm in or near public place, discharge firearm intend cause grievous bodily harm, possess unauthorised firearm, and knowingly direct activities of criminal group.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Toronto Local Court tomorrow (Friday 9 September 2022).