Police hunt for gunman who allegedly kidnapped Victorian man before fleeing into NSW
An alleged gunman remains at large after evading police and kidnapping a Victorian resident before crossing the border into New South Wales.
The alleged gunman has been identified as Stanley Turvey, with police releasing an image of his tattooed face as part of a public appeal to track him down.
Police have alleged Turvey was told to drop his gun as officers tried to arrest him at a property in Katandra West near Shepparton on Monday, but he allegedly fired a shot into the air and fled in a vehicle.
A pursuit was allegedly initiated but the officers’ car lost control and rolled on a country road, causing significant damage to its front.
The pair suffered minor injuries and have since been discharged from hospital.
Turvey stopped at a random home in the nearby town of Youanmite, where he allegedly forced a man to drive him to Finley across the NSW border.
The resident was released uninjured, police said.
Police are urging Turvey to hand himself in at a local police station.
Members of the public are advised not to approach Turvey if he is sighted, and instead contact triple-zero immediately.