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Trio admit police car shooting, ramming

Three men have pleaded guilty over a police car shooting and ramming outside a McDonald's. (AAP)

Three men have pleaded guilty over a police car shooting and ramming outside a McDonald's northwest of Melbourne.

Joel Papa, 27 and 19-year-old Cruz Noonan shot at an empty police parked car outside the Sunbury McDonald's in August 2019 before returning to ram it.

No police officers were hurt as they were inside the fast food outlet on a meal break at the time and monitored the incident on the store's CCTV.

Papa and Noonan admitted in Melbourne Magistrates Court this week to offences including discharging a firearm in a public place, ramming an emergency services vehicle and handling stolen goods while on bail.

Papa also pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and Noonan to driving without a licence.

The court was told Noonan was Papa's passenger and encouraged him to drive at the police car.

They were arrested the same day.

A third man, 31-year-old Mate Vulic, admitted attempting to pervert the course of justice and disposing of firearms related to the incident.

He's due to appear in Victoria's County Court for a plea hearing on April 22.

Papa and Cruz have applied to keep their case in Melbourne Magistrates Court, where the penalties are lower.

They are due to reappear before a magistrate on January 8 for a decision.

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