Op for teen hit in chest by arrow

A MAN allegedly hunted down and shot his sister’s boyfriend in the chest with a bow and arrow.

Quintin Alec Christopher Haynes was charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm after allegedly shooting the arrow at the 19-year-old.

Camira man, Benjamin Joseph Bullman-Brims, was rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition for emergency surgery after his lung collapsed.

The 19-year-old was in a stable condition yesterday afternoon and was expected to recover.

Haynes, 21, appeared in Ipswich

Magistrate’s Court yesterday to apply for bail, but it was refused and he was remanded in custody.

Defence lawyer Matthew Fairclough said the incident had occurred after Mr Bullman-Brims had allegedly tried to break into Haynes’s Camira home about midnight on Monday.

Police allege Haynes grabbed a compound hunting bow and target arrow and raced after Mr Bullman-Brims, who lived 300 metres away on Ron Street.

The court heard Haynes searched the home for his sister’s boyfriend before spotting him in the backyard paddock.

Haynes allegedly aimed, pulled back the arrow and fired, the arrow piercing the teen between his nipple and shoulder.

Mr Bullman-Brims ripped the arrow out and ran away before paramedics arrived.

Haynes, who has not entered a plea to the charge, appeared visibly distressed when Magistrate Michael Quinn announced he was refusing bail.

Prosecutor Senior Constable Brad Dick said Haynes had been identified to police by his sister.

Mr Fairclough told the court there was no suggestion the bow was in Haynes’s home for any sinister reason and there was no evidence of any animosity between the two men or any suggestion he was violent.

The case will next be mentioned in court on March 30.

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