Man charged with gun offences after a police car was shot at during a pursuit

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A man has been charged after he allegedly shot at a police vehicle during a pursuit in the Lake Macquarie region.

About 3.30am on Thursday, April 19, a NSW Police Dog Squad vehicle engaged in a pursuit with a Holden Commodore in Belmont North.

The pursuit continued through local suburbs before returning to the Pacific Highway, Belmont North.

At this time it is alleged a passenger leant out the window and discharged a shotgun towards the police vehicle.

No police were injured and the pursuit was terminated.

Police from Lake Macquarie Detectives established Strike Force Paraweenah to investigate the incident.

On Tuesday, investigating police attended Goulburn Correctional Centre where a 37-year-old man was arrested and taken to Goulburn Police Station.

He was charged with discharge firearm with intent to resist arrest, possess shortened firearm, aggravated break and enter and take and use conveyance.

He was refused bail to appear at Goulburn Local Court today.