5 May 2024

Second man charged over South Coast shooting

| Zoe Cartwright
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NSW Police have charged a second man over a shooting at Denhams Beach earlier this year. Photo: File.

A second man has been charged over a shooting at Denhams Beach, in the Eurobodalla, earlier this year.

Strike Force Implant was established to investigate the circumstances surrounding the public place shooting.

“About 3:30 pm on Friday 12 January 2024, police were called following reports of shots fired near Beach Road, Denhams Beach, approximately 6 km south-east of Batemans Bay,” the NSW Police spokesperson said.

“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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“Following inquiries, about 4 pm on Friday 3 May officers attached to South Coast Police District with assistance of the Southern Operational Support Group attended a home on Mulgen Crescent, Bomaderry.

“A 31-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Nowra Police Station.

“He was charged with fire firearm manner likely to injure persons or property, possess a loaded firearm in a public place, possess a shortened firearm without authority, use or supply a stolen firearm or firearm part, possess ammunition without holding a licence or permit authority.”

He was refused bail to appear before Nowra Local Court on Monday, 6 May 2024.

Earlier this year, on 14 March, a 41-year-old man was arrested in St Georges Basin; he was also charged in relation to the shooting, and the matter remains before the courts.

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