Shoot-out with police - killer Malcolm Naden won't be taken alive
DOUBLE murderer Malcolm Naden was ready to shoot it out with police rather than be captured alive after seven years on the run.As police closed in on the state's most wanted man yesterday, he opened fire, hitting an officer in the shoulder.
"We know what he is willing to do," Commissioner Andrew Scipione said.
Dozens of specialist police thought they had cornered Naden at a campsite in dense bushland near Nowendoc, east of Tamworth, about 7am.
"Police were converging from a number of angles when they were fired upon," acting Deputy Police Commissioner Dave Hudson said.
Sniper shoots cop in fugitive manhunt
"His propensity for violence against police is well known but we are confident of getting him," Mr Hudson said.
The injured officer, 33, from the State Protection Group, was flown to Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.