‘Armed and dangerous’ wanted man may be on the Gold Coast

A major search is underway across the southeast, including on the Gold Coast, for a man wanted in relation to a shooting in Warwick last week.

Queensland Police are asking for help to find 26-year-old Jackson Watson, who they believe can assist with the investigation into the incident on Wallace Street last Thursday.

It’s understood a 37-year-old man was shot in the abdomen that morning before being driven to hospital by his family for treatment.


Police say Jackson is known to frequent the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Warwick, and Texas.

However, they warn he “may be armed” and anyone who spots him should not go up to him.

“Police consider him to be dangerous and the public should not approach him if sighted but contact Triple Zero (000) immediately,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

Police are particularly appealing to his associated or anyone who may know his whereabouts to come forward.

Jackson is described as Caucasian, approximately 170cm tall with a proportionate build, brown hair and brown eyes.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.