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Man shot after police chase

12:30PM UPDATE

A 29-YEAR-OLD Ipswich woman is in custody and a 34-year-old Burpengary man is under police guard in hospital following investigations into a number of armed robberies in south-east Queensland.

Following extensive inquiries into a number of serious matters, police started to follow a vehicle at Aratula last night.

Officers intercepted the vehicle using stingers near Killarney around 9.30pm.

In the circumstances that followed, a man in the vehicle was shot by police. It will be alleged the man was armed with a firearm.

The man is in the Princess Alexandra Hospital with gunshot wounds to one arm and a leg. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

The female passenger in the vehicle was taken to Warwick Hospital for precautionary treatment but was later released.

She has been charged with one count of armed robbery in relation to an incident at Kedron on July 23 and is due to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court this morning.

An officer who sustained an injured wrist during the arrest last night is being treated in the Ipswich Hospital.

Investigations are continuing.

The circumstances of the shooting will be investigated separately by the QPS Ethical Standards Command.

1.30AM UPDATE

OUR reporter Georja Ryan has been out at Killarney, where she said a crime scene has been set up.

She's been told no further information is likely to be released until the morning, but she will be on call if anything happens and the Daily News will be investigating over the weekend.

Keep checking the Daily News web site for updates as they happen.

11.30AM

A POLICE chase has ended up with a man being shot near Killarney.

Details are scarce at the moment but Queensland Police released the following statement:

"Following extensive inquiries into a number of serious matters, police started to follow a vehicle at Aratula tonight.

"Officers intercepted the vehicle using stingers near Killarney.

"In the circumstances that followed, a man in the vehicle was shot by police. It will be alleged the man was armed with a firearm.

"His injuries are believed to be non life-threatening.

"Investigations are continuing.

"No further information is available at this time.

"The circumstances of the shooting will be investigated separately by the QPS Ethical Standards Command."

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Keep checking the Daily News websites for updates as information is released.

Topics:  killarney, police



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