A 51-year-old man has been charged after attempting to fire a loaded spear gun at another man during a domestic dispute at Tuncurry.
The dispute occurred at a Baird Street address at around 4pm on Friday, May 15, where it is alleged the 51-year-old man pointed a loaded spear gun at a 47-year-old victim.
It is understood the victim attempted to move away from the accused, before having reason to grab the loaded spear. As he did this, the accused cocked and released the spear. Thankfully, the victim was still holding it.
The accused then hit the victim across the bridge of the nose with the spear gun, causing the victim's nose to bleed.
Eventually, witnesses intervened and took the spear gun off the accused.
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Police arrived shortly after, seizing the spear gun and arresting the accused.
Police then searched his residence and found a slingshot in his lounge room.
Upon being questioned, the accused said he had the spear gun for his own self-defence and knew it was illegal to possess a slingshot.
He was taken to Forster Police Station, where he was charged and conditionally bailed to attend Forster Local Court on Wednesday, May 20.
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