The final movements of the trio who killed two police officers and an innocent bystander have been captured as they fired at police and attempted to avoid capture.
Audio of radio communication from PolAir watching the scene from a helicopter to Special Emergency Response Team officers moving in on the ground has revealed the chaos that was unfolding at the Wain Street property in Wieambilla on Monday night.
“Both male, both armed and both discharging rounds,” PolAir warns officers, A Current Affair reported.
Aerial vision of the crime scene at Wieambilla, Queensland, on 14 December following the deaths of Constable Rachel McCrow, Constable Matthew Arnold, neighbour Alan Dare and killing trio Nathaniel Train, Gareth Train and Stacey Train. Source: 9 News.AirPol had to watch as the group scrambled around the property, providing officers on the ground with their location as they tried to disable the threat. Source: 9 News.
“Both males are down beside the couch and still with weapons pointing white side. The female unsighted”
“Shots fired, further shots fired.”
Specialist officers had moved in to disable Nathaniel and Gavin Train, as well as the latter’s wife Stacy Train, after the “remorseless, ruthless” killings of three people on their property.
Constable Rachel McCrow, 29, and Constable Matthew Arnold, 26, were killed in a hail of gunfire while attending the property after a missing persons report about Nathaniel Train.
Police were called to the property while investigating the disappearance of former primary school principal Nathaniel Train, however were met with bullets when they arrived.Gavin Train, a known conspiracy theorist, was one of the group that opened fire on the young officers. Picture: A Current Affair/ Channel 9Stacey Train was another assailant, she initially married Nathaniel Train (pictured) before the couple split and she married his brother Gareth. Picture: A Current Affair
They were fired at alongside Constable Keely Brough and Constable Randall Kirk who managed to survive after running for their lives.
Alan Dare, a neighbour who ventured out to investigate after seeing smoke coming from the property, was also killed by the trio.
A source close to the investigation told NCA NewsWire what unfolded after the police arrived at around 4:40pm was “very, very rapid”.
PolAir officers can be heard relaying the frantic movements of Nathaniel and Gavin Train, identified as POI1 and POI2 as they move between their car and home.
“From what I’m looking at the main POI is obtaining rounds and loading the weapon from the rear of the utility. POI back open driver’s door, weapons resting on the door,” PolAir officers can be heard telling those on the ground.
Constable Rachel McCrow, 26, and Constable Matthew Arnold, 29, were gunned down at the property in the western Darling Downs, about three hours west of Brisbane.
“PolAir to SERT, no change. POI1 appears to be reloading weapons from the rear tray of the vehicle. PolAir to SERT, POI1 back at driver’s door, driver door is open, POI remains outside the vehicle.”
“Yeah PolAir 1 sorry this is PolAir 2, a number of shots going off there continually every five seconds. POI1 is now back rear tray of the vehicle and POI 2 remains on the red side stairs.”
The officers in the sky are mainly focused on the two brothers before seeing Stacey Train, identified as POI female.
“Polair to SERT, we’re happy that we’ve seen a pair of legs in the red side balcony so assume that’s the POI female”
As tactical officers move in and begin to disable the group, with one brother taken down alongside Stacy Train, while the other man continues to evade police.
“Number 2 is still moving on the couch. Number one, no movement,” they said.
The police community has been thrown into mourning after the attack. Picture: Evan Morgan
“So we do have movement from number 2. To SERT, so female down. Female down.”
Police are forced to follow POI2’s movements as he continues to evade them, moving from the couch inside the house to the vehicle outside where the ammunition is kept.
“Two’s moving down on the ground beside the vehicle…standing up…number 2 is down. Still has movement onto the ground…facing the vehicle,” they relay.
“Down on the ground, laying on his left-hand side, behind the couch, facing the vehicle.”
Finally, officers are able to kill POI2.
“I don’t have movement at the moment. PolAir to SERT, no movement from number 2. No movement from number 2,” they said.