Weapons charges for St Georges Basin man

March 18, 2024 8:57 am in by

A man has been charged over a shooting on the South Coast, earlier this year.

Strike Force Implant was established to investigate the circumstances surrounding a public place shooting at Denhams Beach.

About 3.30pm, on Friday 12 January 2024, police were called following reports of shots fired near Beach Road, Denhams Beach, approximately, 6km south-east of Batemans Bay.

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Officers attached to South Coast Police District attended and established a crime scene.

A sawn-off firearm was seized and taken for forensic examination.

Following inquiries, about 8.30am Thursday 14 March 2024, officers attached to South Coast Regional Enforcement Squad executed a search warrant at a home in Bruce Street, St Georges Basin.

A 41-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Nowra Police Station.

Police seized a gel blaster rifle, shotgun ammunition, cannabis plant and mobile phone for forensic examination.

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He was charged with fire firearm manner likely injure persons, possess loaded firearm in public place, possess shortened firearm without authority, use, supply etc stolen firearm or firearm, possess ammunition w/o holding licence/permit/authority and unlicensed driving.

He was refused bail to appear before Batemans Bay Local Court on (Monday 25 March 2024).

Police are searching for a second man, believed to be involved.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.