Police charge man after Donnybrook home invasion

Detectives from the Armed Crime Squad have charged a man overnight following an aggravated home invasion in Donnybrook last month.

A 23-year-old Collingwood man was arrested yesterday afternoon at Barkly Square in Brunswick.

He has since been charged with aggravated home invasion, aggravated burglary, assault with weapon, reckless conduct endangering life, possess methylamphetamine, possess drug of dependence, handle stolen goods and drive whilst disqualified.

He will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

The charges follow an incident where a number of men gained access to a property on Middlemount Street about 4.20am on 7 January.

Police have been told a man and a woman were home at the time.

It is believed an altercation between the group of men and the couple ensued, leading to shots being fired.

A short time later, officers were called to the address for reports of an injured man outside the property.

Emergency services performed CPR on the man, however he died at the scene.

Police believe the deceased man is one of the armed offenders who attended the property. His death is being investigated by the Homicide Squad.

It is believed one of the residents home at the time, a 27-year-old Donnybrook woman, fled to an address in Doreen, before being taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The other resident, a 28-year-old man, was not physically injured the during incident.

Police believe the incident was targeted and the Homicide Squad investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has CCTV, dashcam footage or any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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