13 May 2019

Second arrest after man hands himself in for Theodore shooting

| Lachlan Roberts
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Police believe the shooting was due to a “significant disagreement” between parties. File photo.

More charges have been laid and another person has been arrested over a shooting in Theodore several months ago after a man handed himself in to police on Friday afternoon (10 May).

A 27-year-old man has been charged with aiding and abetting attempted murder after a man was shot and bullets were sprayed in Freda Gibson Circuit in Theodore on 2 March, in what police described as a “reckless shooting attack”.

The man faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Saturday morning (11 May) where he did not apply for bail.

The 27-year-old man is the second man arrested after the two-month investigation after police charged a Calwell man with attempted murder two weeks ago.

Police believe the shooting was due to a “significant disagreement” between parties, with links to bikie gangs.

As part of the investigation, police seized ammunition, explosives, a .3030 calibre lever action rifle and methylamphetamine during multiple raids in Canberra’s south.

The investigation is ongoing and police are not ruling out additional charges.

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