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Source: State of Victoria Police

Monday, 30 September 2019 08:04

Police have arrested and shot a man following a pursuit through the northern suburbs this afternoon.

An allegedly stolen tow truck was observed on Grange Road in South Morang about 4pm.

The vehicle was followed to The Lakes Boulevard area where it was observed going through red lights and driving erratically.

The tow truck was pursued into Wright Street in Sunshine about 5pm when it crashed into a tree.

Special Operation Group and Critical Incident Response Team intervened at this stage and the male driver was shot by police during the arrest.

The yet to be formally identified male was initially treated at the scene and then transported to hospital in a serious condition.

No one else was injured during the incident and the investigation is ongoing.

As per procedure following a police shooting, Professional Standards Command will oversee the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with further information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 or submit a confidential crime report at

Belinda Batty

Media Officer