Qld cops anxious to speak to spree suspect

Robyn Wuth

Detectives are anxious to speak to a man who was shot by police and run over by a caravan after a wild crime spree in Queensland.

He remains under police guard in hospital.

The suspect was armed with a gun and a knife during the spree that stretched 200km from Hervey Bay to the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday.

Police identified the suspect as Dylan Matthew Hammond, 25, of Hervey Bay in southern Queensland.

Police have alleged Mr Hammond's spree began with a carjacking in Hervey Bay and ended hours later in front of hundreds of onlookers on the Bruce Highway.

One woman was stabbed and shot at during the four-hour spree before Mr Hammond was cornered at Parklands.

During a confrontation, police shot the 25-year-old before he stumbled and was hit by a passing caravan.

Detectives have been unable to interview Mr Hammond, who is expected to be charged with serious criminal offences in coming days.

The shooting will be investigated by Ethical Standards.