UPDATE | Man charged over shooting in Gaven

UPDATE 610AM | Detectives have charged a man over a shooting in Gaven.

It is alleged he fired a shot into the stomach of a man who tried to stop him from breaking into a car in the front yard of a home on Arjuna Way just before midnight on Saturday.

The 48-year-old shooting victim is expected to make a full recovery.


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Then at around 10:30pm on Sunday night a stolen vehicle was seen being driven in the Beenleigh area.

Officers tracked the vehicle, laying tyre spikes in Helensvale which brought the car to a stop on Brisbane Road.

Two men were arrested, a 24-year-old man from Redland Bay has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possessing pipes or utensils.

A 23-year-old Palm Beach man has been charged with one count each of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, threatening violence, possessing dangerous drugs, attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle, enter premises and commit an indictable offence and trespass.

He has also been charged with three counts each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle as well as two counts each of burglary, failing to stop and driving whilst disqualified.

Both men are due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.

EARLIER @ 1.30PM: A MAN thought to be responsible for carjacking a vehicle at gunpoint and shooting a man at Gavan was last seen in Mermaid Waters, police say.

Police say 23-year-old Tait Streeter was last seen around 11.30am this morning in Mermaid Waters.

He is now believed to be driving a stolen ‘gunmetal grey’ 2011 Ford Falcon utility with a silver tray and registration 777 TOX – similar to the one pictured below.

Police say the previous vehicle Mr Streeter was using, a white Holden utility, has been found abandoned in Cottesloe Street.

Police are again urging anyone who may have seen Tait Streeter or the grey ute to not approach him but to contact Triple Zero (000) or Crime Stoppers immediately.

UPDATE @ 11.50AM: POLICE have released a photo of the man they believe may be responsible for a shooting in Gaven overnight.

Just before midnight yesterday, a man confronted another man who was attempting to break into a car, outside his home on Arjuna Way.

The would-be-thief produced a rifle and shot the man in the abdomen before running off.

A 48-year-old victim was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police were unable to find the man responsible.

It’s believed 23-year-old Tait Streeter (pictured below) may be able to assist with inquiries.

Police also believe he may have been involved in another incident earlier in the evening.

At around 7pm, a stolen vehicle towing a car trailer with a stolen vehicle attached crashed on Serpentine Creek Road at Redland Bay.

Members of the public stopped to assist the driver of the vehicle, when the driver and sole occupant of the car produced a pump action rifle and demanded the keys to their vehicle.

The members of the public complied with demands and the man drove south along Serpentine Creek Road.

The stolen vehicle was located at around 8.30pm in a carpark at Ormeau.

Police believe the incidents may be linked and again urge anyone who may have seen Tait Streeter to not approach him but to contact Triple Zero (000) or Crime Stoppers immediately.

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EARLIER @ 5.40AM: A gunman is on the run after shooting a man during an attempted car theft on the Gold Coast.

It’s understood a man confronted the shooter who was trying to break into his car, which was parked in the front yard of a home on Arjuna Way in Gaven, just before midnight on Saturday.

When confronted, the man fired a single shot from a rifle in to the car owner’s abdomen.

The gunman then fled the scene on foot.

The 48-year-old victim was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police conducted extensive patrols of the area but were unable to locate the man.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who was in the area and may have information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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