Man remanded in custody over police incident at Gold Coast shopping centre

UPDATE at 4:30 PM | THE alleged driver of a suspected stolen car that rammed two police vehicle at a shopping centre on the Gold Coast, prompting police to open fire, has appeared in court.

Mitchell Craig Kiehne, 22, appeared in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday, charged with 14 serious offences including, acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.

He is alleged to have been behind the wheel of the suspected stolen vehicle that rammed two police cars in the Coomera City Centre car park on Tuesday afternoon.


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Police were forced to draw their firearms and shootout the car’s tyres in order to bring it to a stop.

Both patrol vehicles were damaged in the incident.

Kiehne was remanded in custody in court on Wednesday and will reappear on March 29.

A 22-year-old woman who was allegedly in the passenger seat of the suspected stolen car at the time have been charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

She is expected to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on March 26.

EARLIER @ 10.15 AM | A man and woman have been charged after an alleged stolen car was driven at two police vehicles at a shopping centre on the northern Gold Coast yesterday, with police opening fire.

The dramatic scenes unfolded in the car park of Coles at Coomera just before 5.00pm.

It’s understood officers tried to intercept the suspected stolen vehicle before the driver deliberately drove towards two police cars.

A number of shots were fired into the vehicle’s tyres by police, but nobody was injured.

Police said the man involved in the incident sustained an eye injury and was taken to hospital for treatment.

A 22-year-old man from Coomera has since been charged with one count of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, three counts of wilful damage, two counts of unlicensed driving, two counts of fraud and one count each of fail to stop, stealing and fail to appear.

He is due to face Southport Magistrates Court today.

A 22-year-old woman from Coomera has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

She is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on March 26, 2018.

The Ethical Standards Command continue to investigate the incident.

EARLIER @ March 14, 6.00 AM | INVESTIGATIONS are continuing after an alleged stolen car was driven at two police vehicles at a shopping centre on the northern Gold Coast yesterday, with police opening fire.

The dramatic scenes unfolded in the car park of Coles at Coomera just before 5.00pm.

It’s understood officers tried to intercept the car, believed to have been stolen, before the driver deliberately rammed two police cars.

A number of shots were fired into the vehicle’s tyres by police, but nobody was injured.

Two people were taken into custody at the scene.

The Ethical Standards Command is continuing to investigate the incident.

EARLIER @ March 13, 6.40 PM | Police have opened fire after a car was allegedly driven at officers at a shopping centre on the Gold Coast.

Officers were investigating an incident involving a vehicle in the car park of Coles at Coomera.

They tried to intercept the car, believed to have been stolen, around 4.50pm before it was deliberately driven towards two officers.

A number of shots were fired by police but nobody was injured.

Two Police cars were damaged during the incident.


Two people were arrested at the scene and are currently assisting Police with their investigations.

The Ethical Standards Command is also investigating the incident.

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