15 March 2024

Man charged over alleged shooting incident at Denhams Beach

| Claire Sams
Wagga Police Car.

A 41-year-old man has been charged over an alleged shooting incident on the NSW South Coast in January. Photo: Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

A 41-year-old man has been charged over an alleged shooting incident that took place earlier this year on the NSW South Coast.

At about 3:30 pm on 12 January, police were called after reports shots had allegedly been fired near Beach Road, Denhams Beach, about six km southeast of Batemans Bay.

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

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

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Strike Force Implant was established to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following inquiries, at about 8:30 am on Thursday (14 March), officers attached to the South Coast Regional Enforcement Squad executed a search warrant at a home on Bruce Street in St Georges Basin.

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

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

The man was charged with firing a firearm in a manner that was likely to injure persons, possessing a loaded firearm in a public place, possessing a shortened firearm without authority, using, supplying, etc, stealing firearm or firearm, possessing ammunition without holding a licence/permit/authority and unlicensed driving.

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He was refused bail and will appear before Batemans Bay Local Court on 25 March.

Police are still searching for a second man they believe was involved.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or by visiting Crime Stoppers.

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