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Three charged over alleged shooting at Jesmond

Three teenagers have been charged over an alleged aggravated break and enter and shooting in Newcastle last month.

About 8.10pm on Thursday 14 January, two 19-year-old men attended an apartment at Newcastle Road, Jesmond, where they spoke with a 36-year-old male.

Police will allege in court the pair forced entry to the home and threatened the older man with a fire extinguisher.

The 36-year-old ran from the apartment to a nearby home in William Street.

The duo followed him before one of the teens allegedly discharged a firearm towards the older man.

The two 19-year-olds fled the scene in a waiting Toyota Camry, allegedly being driven by a third male, also 19.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District were notified and established a crime scene a short time later.

Detectives started Strike Force Waradgery to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following extensive inquiries, Newcastle City detectives – assisted by Northern Region Tactical Operations Unit – executed three simultaneous search warrants at properties in Jesmond and Fletcher about 7am on Friday 5 February.

The three teenagers were arrested during the warrants – two in Jesmond and one in Fletcher and taken to Waratah Police Station.

Photo: NSW Police

A 19-year-old Jesmond man was charged with:

  • Aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-people there;
  • Shoot at with intent to murder;
  • Affray;
  • Possess prohibited drug;
  • Supply prohibited drug – indictable – commercial quantity;
  • Deal with property proceeds of crime < $100000; and
  • Possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit (x 3)

A second 19-year-old Jesmond man was charged with:

  • Shoot at with intent to murder;
  • Aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-people there;
  • Affray; and
  • Possess unauthorised firearm

A 19-year-old Fletcher man was charged with:

  • Shoot at with intent to murder;
  • Possess prohibited drug;
  • Aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence-people there;
  • Owner not disclose identity of driver/passenger; and
  • Affray

All three were refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Saturday 6 February.

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