Police Charge Man After Shots Fired In Ivanhoe East

A man has been charged after shots were allegedly fired into an Ivanhoe East café earlier this month.

Detectives from Mill Park Embona Taskforce arrested the man during a warrant in Thomastown earlier this morning.

Police also seized eight firearms and a vehicle.

The 36-year-old Thomastown man was later charged with using a firearm in the commission of an offence, damaging property with a firearm, using a firearm in a dangerous manner, using a firearm in a public place, discharging a firearm at a premises, criminal damage and failing to comply with firearms licence conditions.

He will appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.

The charges follow an incident on Lower Heidelberg Road just before 6am on Sunday 5 May.

It is alleged a vehicle stopped in front of a café before several shots were fired inside.

No one was inside the café at the time, and no one was injured.

Quotes attributable to Mill Park Embona Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Steven Smith:

“Illegal firearm use has absolutely no place in our community.

“We have a dedicated team of investigators at Mill Park Embona who will continue to work tirelessly to hold people to account for these type of crimes.”

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