Man charged over Margaret River firearm incident

Man charged over Margaret River firearm incident

Bunbury Detectives have charged a 52-year-old man in relation to an incident at a residence in Margaret River on Sunday 15 November, during which a firearm was discharged several times.

About 5:30pm on Sunday, St John Ambulance personnel attended a residence on McKeown Place in relation to a male person needing medical assistance.

Upon arrival at the residence the attending personnel heard a firearm being discharged within the residence and retreated to safety, along with other occupants of the residence.

During the course of this incident it will be alleged the firearm was discharged several times.

Margaret River Police attended the scene and established a cordon around the residence.

Residents from 14 nearby houses were evacuated.

Additional police units from the South West District and specialist officers from the Tactical Response Group were deployed to the scene.

After several hours of negotiation, the man was taken into custody without further incident.

The Margaret River man was charged with man with endangering the life, health or safety of a person and unlicensed possession of a firearm/ammunition.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in the Bunbury Magistrates Court today, Wednesday 18 November.