Man charged following public place shooting - Mid North Coast

Wednesday, 15 March 2023 06:26:35 PM

A man has been charged with eight offences following a public place shooting on the state's Mid North Coast.

About 6am on Monday 13 March 2023, police were called to a home on Maloney Street, Bowraville, following reports of a public place shooting.

Officers attached to Mid North Coast Police District attended and located damage to the exterior of the home.

Detectives have established Strike Force Leisler to investigate the incident.

Following inquiries, a 34-year-old man was arrested at a rest stop on the M1 Motorway at Nambucca Heads, about 7.40pm yesterday (Tuesday 15 March 2023).

He was taken to Macksville Police Station where he was charged with eight offences including fire firearm at dwelling-house disregard for safety, possess unauthorised firearm, possess loaded firearm public place, two counts of possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm, possess prohibited drug, and possess prescribed restricted substance.

He was refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Wednesday 15 March 2023).