Man charged after police shooting near NSW-Victoria border


A man has been charged and will be extradited to Victoria following a police shooting in Barnwartha North last week.

Police have charged a man after a police shooting near the Victoria-NSW border last week, which shocked nearby communities.

Officers tried to pull over brothers, aged 19 and 30, near a camping ground at Barnawartha North about 3pm on Wednesday.

Counter-terror officers were trying to find one of the men to assess if he was a risk to the community. 

When the pair were found, they rammed the police car and lunged at the officers with a knife and a tomahawk.

Both were shot by police and taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The 30-year-old man on Monday faced court in Albury. 

The men, who were shot by police officers, were armed with a knife and tomahawk.
Police at Barnwartha North last week.
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He was charged with intentional exposure of police officer to risk by driving, aggravated intentional exposure of police officer to risk by driving, damage to emergency service vehicle by reckless driving and seven counts on indictable police assault. 

The man will be extradited to Victoria and he will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 19 June.

A 19-year-old man remains under guard in a Melbourne hospital.

Detectives from the Armed Crime Squad are investigating the incident.

It's being over-sighted by detectives from Professional Standards Command, as per standard protocol when there is a police shooting.

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