Police charge man after firearms discharge

A 35 year old East Devonport man has been charged after a firearm was allegedly discharged in public.

Yesterday at 12.15pm, police attended Canning Drive, East Devonport after receiving calls in relation to a firearm discharge.

Witnesses reported that a man had exited a vehicle and was seen to shoot a round towards the same vehicle shortly thereafter.

Police responded to the incident and as a result of investigations a man was located at an address nearby inside a garden shed. A search of the shed located a sawn off .410 shotgun, along with a small amount of cannabis and methamphetamine.

The 35 year old East Devonport man was arrested and has been charged with a number of firearms offences. He has been detained for court and will appear in the Devonport Magistrates Court later today.

No-one was injured during the incident.

Police would like to thank members of the public who raised the alarm and assisted police in relation to the incident. Police are requesting that anyone that witnessed this incident or has information that will assist the investigation to contact Police on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestopperstas.com.au

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