Accused declares his love for woman from the dock

BREAKING: A MAN charged with attempted murder after an alleged shooting in Toowoomba this week has declared his love for a woman during a brief court appearance.

Jackson Paul Edward McInnes, 23, appeared in custody before the Toowoomba Magistrates Court today on a raft of charges allegedly connected to the Curzon St, Rangeville, incident on Wednesday morning.

The Chronicle understands police allege McInnes to have been the car's driver in the alleged incident.

Duty solicitor Nathan Bouchier told the court his client would not make an application for bail at this time and sought an adjournment.

The heavily tattooed McInnes, who was dressed in watch house issue green T-shirt and track pants, sat for much of the brief mention with his head down and at one point appeared to cry after looking up and seeing friends of his in the court's public gallery.

He was not required to enter any pleas to the charges.

There being no application for bail, Magistrate Graham Lee remanded him in custody and adjourned the case for committal mention back in the same court on September 14.

As he was led from the court back to the Toowoomba watch house, McInnes pointed to a woman sitting at the rear of the courtroom and said: "(Expletive) I love you".

He was heard to let out a loud scream of "aagghhh" as he was led down the corridor to the elevator that would take him back down to the watch house.  

EARLIER: A man charged with attempted murder after an alleged shooting has declared his love for a woman during a brief court appearance.

Jackson Paul Edward McInnes, 23, appeared in custody in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court this morning on a raft of charges allegedly connected to the Curzon St, Rangeville, incident yesterday.

McInnes made no application for bail and was remanded in custody to reappear in court on September 14.

McInnes sat with his head down and appeared to have been crying during the brief appearance in court this morning.

As he was led back to the Toowoomba watchhouse from the court room, he pointed to a woman sitting at the rear of the courtroom and said: "(Expletive) I love you."



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