Tele: Man arrested after shots fired at homes in Dunoon, near Lismore, and a police car

A man has been arrested after allegedly firing at a number of homes in northern NSW and a police car in a terrifying spree on Saturday night.

A northern NSW man has been arrested following a slew of shootings in the state’s north overnight.

NSW Police apprehended a 63-year-old man in Dunoon, approximately 20 kilometres south of the Northern Rivers hub of Lismore.

The man was arrested at a property on Rayward Road and taken to Lismore Police station, after reports of multiple gun firings.

At about 9pm on Saturday, authorities received calls of multiple shots fired at a home on Rayward Road.

Dunoon is about 15km north of Lismore in the Northern Rivers Region. Picture Google Maps

Dunoon is about 15km north of Lismore in the Northern Rivers Region. Picture Google Maps

As police rushed to the scene, further reports were made of more shots fired at separate homes on Rayward Road and Duncan Road.

Residents at the properties were inside at the time but were uninjured during the incident.

Police quickly set up an investigation when further shots were heard in the area, which were targeting police.

One police vehicle sustained significant damage in the alleged attack.

The tactical response unit, rescue, dog squad and the Queensland Police Air were deployed to assist in the pursuit.

At roughly midnight, the man was arrested by police and is assisting with ongoing investigations.

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A man will face court on Monday, charged over an alleged public place shooting with a number of homes and police vehicles shot at Dunoon overnight.

About 9pm, Saturday March 6, officers from Richmond Police District were called to Rayward Road, about 2.5Km from the small village, following reports of shots fired at a home.

The man was arrested at around 00.30 om Sunday, and in the early afternoon he was charged with four counts of fire firearm at dwelling-house with disregard for safety, two counts of discharge firearm with intent to resist arrest, and two counts of fire firearm in or near public place.

How the situation unravelled

On their way to Dunoon, after being alerted of the first shooting, Police received reports a man had allegedly fired shots at two other homes on Rayward Road, and another on Duncan Road.

On arrival, further shots were fired at police, who sought cover in their vehicles.

A police vehicle was peppered with bullets, sustaining significant damage.

A female senior constable was in the vehicle at the time, maintaining communications. She was uninjured.

A female sergeant discharged her firearm in the man’s direction.

During the operation, more than twenty shots were allegedly fired with twelve police officers and six local residents taking refuge in a nearby home.

A police car was shot at during an incident at Dunoon.

A police car was shot at during an incident at Dunoon.

Other residents were instructed by police to remain in their homes.

A number of crime scenes have been established in the area with a shotgun and spent cartridges recovered at a Rayward Road home.

The man was refused bail, and will appear at Lismore Local Court tomorrow (Monday 8 March 2021).

Cops take shelter after allegedly being shot at near Lismore

A 63-year-old man will face court on Monday after an alleged shootout on the state’s north coast which saw police vehicles riddled with bullets and a dozen cops forced to take shelter in a civilian’s home.

Police will allege more than 20 shots were fired after they were called to Dunoon, 20km north of Lismore, at 9pm on Saturday after reports of a man shooting at homes on Rayward Road and Duncan Road.

On arrival the man allegedly fired at police, forcing them to take cover in their vehicles.

According to police, one vehicle was “peppered with bullets”, sustaining “significant” damage, with a female sergeant returning fire at the man.

A man will face court on Monday after an alleged shooting incident on the state’s north coast. Picture: Supplied

A man will face court on Monday after an alleged shooting incident on the state’s north coast. Picture: Supplied

A female senior constable in the car at the time was uninjured.

During the operation, more than twenty shots were allegedly fired with twelve police officers and six local residents taking refuge in a nearby home while other residents were ordered to remain inside.

Specialist units were called in, including from interstate, with the Tactical Operations Regional Response, negotiators, and police rescue assisted by Queensland PolAir and the dog unit.

Following a multi-hour stand-off, officers arrested a man outside a Rayward Road property about midnight.

A number of crime scenes were established in the area with a shotgun and spent cartridges recovered.

Images supplied by NSW Police show a broken-down shotgun in a kitchen, while other pictures show bulletholes in a police vehicle and apparent pellet-marks on the windscreen.

No residents were injured in the shootings, despite being at home, while no police were injured in the operation.

A man will face court on Monday charged over an alleged public place shooting with a number of homes and police vehicles shot at in Lismore. Picture: NSW Police

A man will face court on Monday charged over an alleged public place shooting with a number of homes and police vehicles shot at in Lismore. Picture: NSW Police

The man was taken to Lismore Police Station, where he was charged with four counts of firing a firearm at dwelling with disregard for safety, two counts of discharge firearm with intent to resist arrest, and two counts of fire firearm in or near public place.

He will face Lismore Local Court on Monday.

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