Thor Morgan shooting death results in murder charge laid against Cambooya man

A man will face court today after he was charged with murder over the death of a 25-year-old man in Toowoomba earlier this year.

Police allege Thor Morgan was driving a car on Ruthven Street in Harlaxton when a firearm was discharged from a stolen dual cab and he was shot in the head about 2.50am on March 15.

Mr Morgan succumbed to his injuries at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital two months later on May 16.

Police say divers recovered a firearm from a northern branch of the Condamine River on July 26 which police will allege was the weapon used in the incident.

a police diver holds up a gun found in the river
Police say they found a firearm in the Condamine River in July.(Supplied: Queensland Police Service)

A 24-year-old man has been charged with murder, arson of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of weapons.

Police said they had been searching for the weapon for four months.

A gun sits in a ute tray
Police allege a weapon recovered from the river was used to shoot Mr Morgan.(Supplied: Queensland Police Service)

They allege a number of stolen cars were involved in the incident — a gray station wagon, which had been stolen from a Newtown home in February, and a white SUV stolen from a Mount Lofty address in March.

The cars were later found burnt out — one in Felton and another one in the Oakey area.

Investigations are ongoing.

A police car parked on the left hand side of the road with police tape across the road
Police blocked off Harlaxton street after the shooting in March.(ABC Southern Queensland: David Chen)

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