• January 14, 2022

Woman charged with murder for alleged hit-and-run death by Queensland police

Police charged a 24-year-old woman with murder after an allegedly stolen car struck and killed an officer north of Brisbane on Saturday morning, as homicide detectives continue to search for the driver.

Sheriff Major David Masters, 53, died at the scene after being struck while trying to stop an allegedly stolen vehicle with spikes on the Bruce Highway in Burpengary shortly after 3 a.m.

Sheriff David Masters with his wife Sharon and son Jack.

Detectives will allege that Morayfield’s wife was a passenger in the car, a white Hyundai Kona that was later found burned about 20 miles away on Quarry Road in Moodlu.

She was arrested after police raided an address in Upper Caboolture and was charged with one count of murder, arson (motor vehicle) and illegal use of a motor vehicle.

The woman is due to appear in Caboolture Magistrates Court on Monday. Bail has been denied.

Police are urging anyone with dash cam footage or information related to the incident to come forward and assist in ongoing investigations.

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