Guns seized following Docklands firearms incident

Guns seized following Docklands firearms incident

Armed Crime Squad detectives have arrested a man and seized a number of firearms following a search warrant in a Docklands apartment building this morning.

The investigation began after a firearm was allegedly discharged on June 1.

Police were called to a LaTrobe St apartment building in the Melbourne CBD after a projectile pierced a window and came to rest in an upper floor apartment at around 8.45pm.

Luckily no one was injured as a result of the incident.

The incident was quickly linked to an earlier incident in March, where a vehicle parked in a Docklands car park was located with what appeared to a bullet hole.

Detectives executed a search warrant at an apartment building on Harbour Esplanade on June 25 and arrested a 28-year-old Docklands man at the scene.

Three firearms were subsequently seized from the residence along with ammunition, cash and cannabis.

The Docklands man has been charged with possessing traffickable quantity of firearms, two counts of use category B firearm, reckless conduct endanger life, two counts of possess general category handgun, criminal damage and traffick cannabis.

He appeared before the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on June 25.

The investigation remains ongoing, anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 •

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