Photographs have emerged from the chilling scene where four police officers arrived for a routine missing person inquiry and were swiftly ambushed in a cold blooded attack.
The officers arrived at a Wieambilla address – three hours west of Brisbane – at 4.40pm on Monday, seeking information about missing Dubbo principal Nathaniel Train.
The property is owned by Mr Train’s brother, Gareth and his wife Stacey.
Inside 251 Wains Road, Wieambilla where two police were executed and three killed in police gunfire during a horrific ambush on Monday. Picture: Supplied
The pictures were obtained from a real estate website from when the house was listed for sale in 2015.
The pictures provide a look inside the two bedroom, one bathroom home, which sits on a 43.5ha property.
The home appears to have a sunroom looking out to the large but dilapidated landscape.
Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll told reporters on Tuesday morning it was now clear that “those officers did not stand a chance”.
Upon arriving at the property, Constable Rachel McCrow, 29, and Constable Matthew Arnold, 26, faced a wall of bullets and died at the scene.
A male officer Randall Kirk, 28, was shot in the leg while a rookie officer, Keely Brough, 28, fled the scene and escaped into bushland.
Constable Rachel McCrow, 29 and Constable Matthew Arnold, 26, were both killed in the attack. Picture: Supplied
The killers then lit a fire in a bid to smoke out her out of the bushes.
A neighbour who came to investigate what was taking place around 5pm was also shot and killed.
Another two officers survived but remain in hospital. Picture: Supplied
It’s understood further shots were fired into their bodies, and the dead and injured officers’ glocks were taken.
By 6pm police had declared an emergency declaration zone encompassing the area between Chinchilla Tara Rd, Wieambilla Rd, Bennetts School Rd and Mary St.
An emergency declaration zone was declared and has since been called off. Picture: SuppliedThe two Train brothers and Gareth’s wife Stacey were killed during a standoff later that night. Picture: Supplied
At 2am, Queensland Police confirmed two men and a woman – Nathaniel Train, his brother Gareth and a female partner – had been killed by officers at 10.30pm.
Constable Brough was later rescued by a specialist police team of 16 officers.
Constable Kirk was taken to hospital and treated in the nearby town of Chinchilla.
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton – a former police officer – offered his condolences to the community. Picture: Supplied
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton, who himself is a former police officer, said the incident would send “shivers down the spine of any police officer attending any job today, right around the country”.
“And the families will be devastated. The families, the loved ones of those police officers who said goodbye for the last time yesterday, they will never ever recover from that,” he told the Nine Network.