The intense moment police pounced on an alleged killer who sent a quiet WA town into lockdown on Saturday has been captured on body-worn cameras.
Armed police had their guns drawn as they hunted the suspect who was forced to his knees as officers approached.
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“Turn around, face the other way. Put your hands on your head. Leave them there,” officers yelled.
The shirtless Jacob John Dwyer, 35, was arrested and charged with the murder of James Deering, 32, in Wooroloo, on the outskirts of Perth, on Saturday morning.
Deering, a father of two, was shot in the head with what police believe was a shotgun.
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A fundraiser has been set up on behalf of Deering’s partner Hayley Graham, a “beautiful and selfless friend” who has “endured tragedies this year that many will never experience in their lifetime”.
“Hayley is the mother of two wonderful boys who now have to face the reality of growing up without their father,” campaign organiser Carla Bennett said.
“Although she is incredibly strong, we know she cannot get through this alone. She needs all the support and love she can get to make it through this incredibly tough time.”
7NEWS reported four men arrived at a Needham Rd home before the victim was allegedly shot during a confrontation with the occupant of the property.
The four men got back in the car and fled but after a short distance realised one of them had been hit by gunfire.
James Deering was allegedly murdered in Wooroloo. He leaves behind a partner and two children. Credit: Supplied/GoFundMe
Emergency services raced to the area just before 7.30am and nearby residents were told to stay indoors and keep their doors locked.
Deering was flown by the rescue chopper to Royal Perth Hospital where he died on Sunday.
WA Police Commissioner Col Blanch said on Tuesday the shotgun still hasn’t been found but was confident it was a “confined incident between known parties”.
Dwyer, who appeared in Midland Magistrates Court on Monday, is due to make another appearance in court later this month.
Police swarmed the area Saturday morning, telling residents to stay inside and lock their doors. Credit: 7NEWS
The incident comes just weeks after it was revealed WA was set to become the nation’s first jurisdiction to limit the number of guns someone can own under proposed firearm laws.
Premier Roger Cook said last month the legislation changes would make the state a safer place and could remove up to 13,000 guns from the community.
“This is the largest overhaul of firearm laws in the state’s history,” he said.
“WA is the last jurisdiction to rewrite its firearm legislation since the Port Arthur massacre.”
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