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Man arrested over shotgun attack on car

A Bonner man allegedly implicated in a shotgun attack on a parked car has briefly faced a Canberra court.

Jeremy Scott Campbell appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday charged with unlawfully possessing a 12-gauge shotgun, shotgun shells, and trafficking methylamphetamine.

The 25-year-old man was already on bail at the time for other alleged offences.

Campbell did not apply for bail on Friday, and Magistrate Bernadette Boss adjourned the case until next month.

Campbell has yet to enter pleas.

Fairfax Media reported this week on the incident in the early hours of December 27, in which the car of a 23-year-old single mother was fired on as she and her three young children slept in a house metres away.


Graham Wilson, the father of the woman, told Fairfax he was unhappy with the police response, especially the failure to make the incident public or to appeal for witnesses.

ACT Policing defended their handling of the incident, saying issuing a media release would have jeopardised their investigations.

Police announced the arrest of Campbell on Friday morning in relation to firearm and drug offences.

Detectives investigating the incident in Kambah executed a search warrant at an address in Bonner on Thursday morning, seizing a number of items to be used as evidence.

Campbell was later arrested in Chisholm about 9.15pm on Thursday night, and taken to the ACT Watch House.