Man Shot After Stopping Carjacking Outside O’Shea’s Hotel

One in hospital, one facing Court

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A 34-year-old man has been stopped while attempting to stop an armed robbery and carjacking at a pub in Walkerston.

The incident occurred just before 8.00 pm on Saturday when a 35-year-old man was allegedly attempted to steal a parked car at O’Shea’s drive-thru bottleshop in Walkerston.

Man shot after stopping carjacking outside O'Shea's Hotel

Police say customers and staff tried to stop the man, by wrestling him to the ground, during the scuffle the accused responded by firing off a number of shots, one hit Nick Amos in the stomach.

Amos was rushed to hospital where he has undergone surgery and is now in a stable condition.

Detective Tom Armitt says the 35-year-old man had been on their radar.

"He was known to police, however only had minor criminal history, so a very significant step up of criminal offering here, armed with a firearm shooting another person, so obviously he will be facing some very serious charges.”

The accused will face court on Monday.

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6 September 2021

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