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Nick Ralston is the Crime Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Parramatta shooting: Police working to get full picture of gunman Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar

Rachel Olding and Nick Ralston His Twitter account reads like that of a young child, not an extremist who is capable of carrying out a "politically motivated" attack.

Parramatta shooting: Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione praises hero cops

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione (right) and Premier Mike Baird on Saturday.

Amy Corderoy and Nick Ralston Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has praised the "enormous bravery" of the three special constables who rushed to stop the suspected shooter at Parramatta police headquarters on Friday.

Parramatta shooting: Gunman identified as Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar

Police block off Charles Street in Parramatta, where witnesses saw two bodies lying on the ground.

Nick Ralston, Ava Benny-Morrison and Rachel Olding The teenage gunman who shot dead a NSW police employee was 15-year-old Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar.

Parramatta shooting: Curtis Cheng was on his way home when shot dead

Victim Curtis Cheng.

Nick Ralston The man shot dead by a 15-year-old gunman outside NSW police headquarters was accountant Curtis Cheng was simply on his way home for the weekend, NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione...

Parramatta shooting: Andrew Scipione says teen shooting linked to terrorism

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione and Premier Mike Baird on Saturday.

Nick Ralston The fatal shooting of a police employee outside the force's headquarters by a 15-year-old boy was a politically motivated attack linked to terrorism, NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says.

Parramatta shooting: gunman a 15-year-old boy

A police employee was shot dead outside the headquarters in Parramatta.

Eryk Bagshaw and Nick Ralston NSW Police sources have confirmed that a 15-year-old boy was the lone gunman who executed a police employee outside the state's police headquarters in Sydney's west.

Parramatta shooting: increased 'chatter' before fatal attack

Police have blocked off Charles St and adjacent Streets in Parramatta where two people have been shot outside LAC Police station. Friday 2nd October 2015. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH NEWS 151002

Nick Ralston, Kate Aubusson, Ava Benny-Morrison A NSW police force employee has been shot dead in a targeted attack by a lone gunman outside the state's police headquarters in Sydney's west.

Shooting outside police headquarters in Parramatta

Police advice.

Ava Benny-Morrison, Nick Ralston, Rachel Olding and Kate Aubusson Police are on scene at a shooting in Sydney's west with reports multiple victims are involved. 

Prisoner Beau Wiles posts to Facebook, escapes from Goulburn jail

Prison escapee 
 F acebook pics and screen grabs of 
Beau Wiles, 25, who has escaped from the minimum security section of Goulburn 


Nick Ralston Inside his Goulbrun prison cell, convicted shoplifter Beau Wiles, stripped down to just underwear and a cap then somehow took two photos of himself and posted them to Facebook.

Prisoner Beau Wiles escapes from Goulburn jail

On the run: Minimum security inmate Beau Wiles

Nick Ralston A prisoner has escaped from the minimum security section of Goulburn jail.

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione gets a $100k a year pay rise

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione.

Nick Ralston A $100,000 pay rise for NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has been criticised by the NSW Greens who say the state's cop has been caught out in a classic case of "doing as I say, not what I do".

Suspected murder-suicide in Campsie: mother 'had nowhere to go'

Quyet Nguyen with Phuong Cao, and their baby girl, Sienna.

Nick Ralston and Ava Benny-Morrison The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Sydney mother Phuong Cao but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel. 

Concerns raised about Sydney dance teacher Grant Davies nine years ago

A picture of Grant Davies from his Facebook page in 2013

Nick Ralston and Patrick Begley On a September afternoon in 2006, a young dancer at popular Sydney studio RG Dance was overheard on the phone to a friend calling director Grant Davies a paedophile.

Thomas Kelly's brother Stuart calls on Premier to hold the line on lockout laws in emotional speech

Stuart Kelly

Lisa Davies, Nick Ralston It was the speech that moved a room of Sydney's most powerful people to tears.

Alleged plot to wash dirty money at The Star

Nick Ralston and Kate McClymont The alleged plan was to take the black suitcase stuffed with $702,000 cash, the proceeds from a cocaine deal, to Sydney's The Star casino so it could be washed.

Criminal network used The Star, Las Vegas casinos to launder millions: police

Concert promoter Andrew McManus being detained by police at Melbourne Airport on Thursday night.

Nick Ralston, Kate McClymont A criminal network involving a high-profile music promoter, a known crime figure and a Kings Cross solicitor was using  Sydney's The Star and casinos in Las Vegas to launder...

NSW Police, FBI, swoop on alleged drug syndicate

Concert promoter Andrew McManus being detained by police at Melbourne Airport on Thursday night.

Kate McClymont, Nick Ralston An international investigation into the importation of 300 kilograms of cocaine, money laundering and a suitcase of $700,000 in a Sydney hotel culminated in dramatic arrests in Australia and the US...

William Tyrrell investigation: Bill Spedding releases video denying any involvement

Bill Spedding.

Nick Ralston A person of interest in the case of missing toddler William Tyrrell has released a recorded video statement denying any involvement with the boy's disappearance from the NSW mid-north coast.

Man dies in Blue Mountains after hitting ledge while swinging from Hanging Rock

Hanging Rock near Blackheath, where a man died on Tuesday.

Nick Ralston A man has died after hitting a ledge while swinging from Hanging Rock in the NSW Blue Mountains.

Woman reported missing after paddle-boarding near whales found safe and well

police tape

Nick Ralston A search is on for a woman missing after she was last seen stand up paddle boarding near two whales on the NSW north coast.