Police injured arresting gun-toting woman
TWO police officers have been injured while disarming and arresting a woman allegedly wielding a shortened firearm after a police car was rammed on the South Coast last night (Wednesday).
Police were called to a car park on Northcliffe Drive, Warrawong, near Port Kembla, about 9:20pm following reports a man in possession of a firearm.
As police drove into the car park of the complex a Holden Commodore rammed one of the police cars before fleeing the scene, police say.
Police pursued the Commodore along Northcliffe Drive to Tom Brown Parade at Coomaditchy, where the car stopped in the driveway of a house.
A woman seated in the passenger seat of the vehicle allegedly picked up a shortened firearm from the dashboard before she was disarmed and arrested.
A 25-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.
The man was charged with police pursuit-not stop-drive dangerously (Skye’s Law), possess loaded firearm, possess shortened firearm, possess ammunition, unlicensed driver and use unregistered/uninsured vehicle.
The woman was charged with possess loaded firearm, possess shortened firearm and assault.
Both were refused bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court today.
The injured officers received treatment at Shellharbour Hospital, with one of the officers being admitted overnight for further examination and observations on a suspected leg injury.