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Man faces 13 charges

Paramedic attacked and shots fired in Kyabram.

January 2, 2013 4:52am

Police were called to a Kyabram home on Friday night after a call for help from ambulance paramedics.


A Kyabram man accused of attacking a paramedic before arming himself with a rifle and firing several shots has been remanded in custody until next week.

Kevin Cahill, 32, of 405 Allan St, Kyabram, was taken into police custody on Friday night and sat calmly in Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

He appeared before Magistrate Susan Armour, who conducted the hearing via video link from Wangaratta.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Les Oroszvary said there would be no application for bail and requested Mr Cahill be remanded to appear at the court on January 7.

Mr Cahill’s lawyer, Luke Slater from Victorian Legal Aid, said in response to a question from Ms Armour that there were no custody management issues for his client.

‘‘Can I have it noted there will be a bail application on that day?’’ he asked.

Mr Cahill is charged with 13 offences, including two counts each of recklessly causing serious injury and conduct endangering life.

It is alleged two paramedics attended a home in Kyabram about 9pm on Friday and called for police assistance.

Mr Cahill is alleged to have turned on one of the paramedics.

As the paramedics fled the house, he is alleged to have fired several rifle rounds, but later gave himself up to police.

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