Police make arrest after firearm discharged

Rockingham Detectives have charged a 58-year-old woman after an incident in Port Kennedy yesterday, 25 November 2020 in which a firearm was discharged.

It is alleged about 2.45pm, the woman attended Long Point Beach where she discharged a firearm at least 17 times in close proximity to members of the public.

Police were called and located the woman in close proximity to the beach.

A search warrant was executed at her Port Kennedy home and it is alleged police located and seized a 12G double barrel shotgun and numerous rounds of ammunition. It is further alleged during the search, police located a firearms safe which was insecure and contained a further 26 rounds of ammunition.

The 58-year-old woman from Port Kennedy has been charged with:-

• Being Armed in a Way That May Cause Fear;

• Discharged a Firearm to Cause Fear to the Public; and

• Failed to Ensure Safekeeping of Firearm/Ammunition.

She is due to appear before the Rockingham Magistrates Court on 14 December 2020.

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