Joshua Rae, who shot a man in the face with a sawn-off shotgun at a Hamilton unit, will be sentenced in Newcastle District Court on next month.
Rae, 31, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to discharging a firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possessing a shortened firearm without authority and being involved in a police pursuit.
He also pleaded guilty to possession of ammunition and two drug possession charges under a 166 Certification – essentially backup charges.
Rae shot the man at the Gordon Avenue home on the night of December 18, 2017, after he entered the man’s unit with two other people.
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According to a statement of agreed facts, it came after the victim slashed Rae’s co-accused Dion Lee Welsh on the arm with a samurai sword.
Mr Welsh has pleaded not guilty and will face a trial.
The man who was shot survived his injuries.
“As he turned I could see half his face was hanging off and he was stumbling,” the facts said Rae told an associate two days after the shooting.
Rae was arrested at South West Rocks after he led police on a pursuit from Kempsey on January 19, 2018.
According to the statement of facts tendered to court, the vehicle Rae was driving reached speeds up to 200km/h.
When he was caught, police found a sawn-off rifle with a mounted laser scope, ammunition, a blow torch, a balaclava, three grams of methylamphetamine and five Fentinyl patches.
Rae will be sentenced on February 14.