Police officer shot during hunt for Malcolm Naden
07 Dec, 2011 03:23 PMA police officer has been shot during an operation this morning to find the state’s most wanted man, Malcolm Naden.The officer is in a stable condition at John Hunter Hospital with a shoulder wound.
He was injured during an operation east of Tamworth this this morning to find Naden.
Police are expected to address the media about the incident later this afternoon.
The officer was shot during the search for Naden east of Tamworth in the Nowendoc area.
NSW Police Force Commissioner Andrew Scipione and Acting Deputy Commissioner David Hudson will attend the conference.
The Newcastle Herald has reported numerous times Naden was thought to be hiding in the Barrington area.
Naden is suspected of being involved in the disappearance of his cousin Lateesha Nolan in early 2005, and the murder of Kristy Scholes about six months later.
There is a $100,000 bounty on his head.
He is an expert bushman and former abattoir worker and evaded police capture at Dubbo Zoo in 2005.
He is suspected of breaking into more than 20 isolated properties across the Barrington Tops looking for non-perishable food, camping gear, torches and guns.