Man extradited from NSW to face attempted murder charge

Facing court

ACT Policing detectives have extradited a 52-year-old man from a NSW correctional facility to face the ACT Magistrates Court on charges of attempted murder and aggravated robbery.

Police will allege the man and a co-offender, both armed with firearms, attended a business premises in Fyshwick on 7 January 2019.

During the incident the man attempted to discharge a firearm at the business owner, before fleeing the scene in a vehicle.

The vehicle was located a short time later in Kambah, and a subsequent search located two firearms and other evidence.

On 18 January 2019, the man was arrested by NSW Police in Tumut, NSW. He was charged with further offences and remanded.

He was released into ACT Police custody today and will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court this afternoon (17 July 2019).

The co-offender was taken into custody earlier this year, and was charged with aggravated robbery and reckless threat to kill.

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