Man arrested following non-fatal shooting

Man arrested following non-fatal shooting
Brendan Rees

A 23-year-old Southbank man wanted by detectives from Queensland following a non-fatal shooting in Brisbane has been arrested.

The officers, supported by Victoria Police Echo and VIPER task force detectives, executed a warrant at an apartment in City Rd about 7am on September 23.

The man was arrested without incident and faced the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on September 23 where an extradition was ordered for him to be returned to the Brisbane Magistrates’ Court.

Detective Acting Inspector Danny Travaglini of the VIPER task force said the work of specialist units had been critical to the arrest.

“This is another example of Victoria Police working collaboratively with interstate law enforcement agencies to hold gang members involved in violent offending to account,” he said.

“The support of the Gang Crime Squad and the VIPER task force has been crucial in making this timely arrest.”

The VIPER task force, which stands for visibility, intelligence, prevention, enforcement, and reassurance, is a tactical and investigative unit based within the Victoria Police’s Crime Command.

It focused on preventing, detecting, deterring, disrupting, and dismantling the criminal activities of groups such as outlaw motorcycle gangs, organised crime networks and street gangs. •

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