Police arrest man after QLD attempted murder

Detectives from the Gang Crime Squad have arrested a man following a non-fatal shooting in Queensland last week.

The officers, supported by Echo and Viper taskforce detectives, executed a warrant at an apartment in City Road, Southbank about 7am today.

A 23-year-old man, who was wanted by detectives from Queensland following a non-fatal shooting in Brisbane on Monday 12 September, was arrested without incident.

It is expected the man will appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today where Queensland detectives will seek his extradition.

The VIPER Taskforce is a tactical and investigative unit based within Crime Command focused on preventing, detecting, deterring, disrupting and dismantling the criminal activities of groups such as outlaw motorcycle gangs, organised crime networks and street gangs.

The taskforce, which commenced in July 2022, supports the work of specialist investigation units and regional police by providing further resources to assist with investigation tactics and enforcement actions.

VIPER is an acronym for visibility, intelligence, prevention, enforcement and reassurance.

Quotes attributable to Detective Acting Inspector Danny Travaglini from the VIPER Taskforce

“This is another example of the Victoria Police working collaboratively with interstate law enforcement agencies to hold gang members involved in violent offending to account.”

“The support of the Gang Crime Squad and the Viper Taskforce has been crucial in making this timely arrest.”

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