Man arrested in Morwell

UPDATE 2.30pm, 21 July

Two men have been charged with the alleged attempted murder of a police officer in Moonee Ponds.

Police arrested a 22 year-old Morwell man and 24 year-old Oak Park man early this morning in relation to the alleged incident on Tuesday, 7 July.

Armed Crime Squad Detectives have charged the men with attempted murder, use of firearm to prevent arrest, prohibited possession of firearm, criminal damage by fire (arson), reckless conduct endangering life/serious injury and theft of motor vehicle.

The men will face the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court for a remand hearing this afternoon.  


10am, 21 July

A 22 year-old man was arrested in Morwell this morning in relation to an alleged shooting of a police officer in Moonee Ponds on Tuesday, 7 July.

Another man, aged 24, was arrested north of Melbourne in Oak Park.

State Anti-Gangs Division police executed search warrants this morning and both men are in custody and assisting police with enquiries.

Several properties are being searched in relation to the investigation.

Victoria Police urges anyone with information about the alleged shooting to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to