Sunday 25 February 2018

New South Wales Police video shows dramatic 'Grand Theft Auto' car chase and shootout

Jack Simpson

Australian police have released a video that shows a dramatic high-speed car chase and shootout involving two men, one armed, on a busy highway in New South Wales.

The video that was captured by a New South Wales police helicopter last week shows two men fleeing police in a blue Mitsibushi Lancer before exiting the vehicle and firing shots at police and fellow drivers.

According to the police, the men were being chased after being suspected of at least three carjackings in the Queensland area earlier in the day.

When police attempted to stop the men, they drove off, leading to a four-hour car chase that saw the suspects' car reach speeds of 93mph and hit a number of other vehicles.

Police traffic spikes were eventually able to bring the car to a stop.

This led to the armed men attempting to flee on foot, with one of the men, a 32-year-old male, brandishing a weapon at oncoming traffic on the Pacific Motorway from Brisbane, Queensland to Ewingsdale, New South Wales.

He then, according to police, fired a number of shots at a passing car.

The shooter was only disarmed and arrested when a citizen’s car struck him and knocked him to the ground.

Police say the car’s other occupant, a 20-year-old male, was arrested soon after without incident.

Both men have been charged by New South Wales Police with attempted murder, as well as alleged carjacking offences.

Independent News Service

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