Warwick man charged over shooting drama near Rockhampton

A WARWICK man has been charged over an alleged shooting incident near Rockhampton on Tuesday night.

The 41-year-old man has been charged with two counts of contravene domestic violence order, threatening violence, serious assault, unlawful possess of firearm and possess drug.

Police were called to a home at Gracemere about 9pm Tuesday where they found the man armed with a firearm and allegedly affected by drugs.

Police were forced to use their firearms when he refused to surrender.

It is not known how many shots were fired by police.

Rockhampton Police Detective Inspector Darrin Shadlow said police were called by occupants about an armed man in front of the house.

Det Insp Shadlow said there were a number of people inside the house at the time of the incident including a child.

The Warwick man will appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court today.



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