Manhunt Still Underway For Assailant With Gun In Wallaroo

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Manhunt Still Underway For Assailant With Gun In Wallaroo AAP Photos

Police have addressed the media as a manhunt remains underway for an assailant in Wallaroo.

According to police, at 1pm yesterday the car involved in the pursuit was located.

The assailant was later seen by a police officer in Day Street, Wallaroo.

He allegedly pointed a firearm at the police officer at this time, with the police officer firing a shot at the assailant.

The assailant fled and has since been "hiding from police", with the police search continuing overnight.

"Police continue to search an area in the township of Wallaroo for Jake Dohnt, who is wanted in connection to a pursuit and a firearms incident yesterday," a police spokesperson said.

The assailant is 25 years old and is believed to be from the area.

Anyone who sees him is advised not to approach him, but to contact police on 131 444.

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