Man appears in court charged with Meadow Springs gun assault

Photo: File image.
Photo: File image.

A 26-year-old man has appeared in court after a victim was allegedly hit in the face with a gun in Meadow Springs on Thursday, receiving a fractured eye socket.

Shayne Daniel Scott did not enter a plea when he appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday, charged with aggravated armed robbery, assault occasioning bodily harm and gaining a benefit by fraud.

WA Police allege a 28-year-old male victim was sitting in his vehicle, parked at the corner of St Pierre Loop and Newbridge Street, between 2am and 2.30am, before being approached by a group of people. 

The group had arrived in a car. 

Police allege Mr Scott entered the victim's vehicle and allegedly threatened the victim with a firearm, before striking him with the firearm, to the face.

The victim received serious facial injuries including a fractured eye socket and an injury to his nose.

Police allege Mr Scott stole several items from the victim and exited the vehicle. He was last seen driving off with the group he had arrived with.

Gosnells Police attended a residence in Sherlock Close, Gosnells to execute a search warrant and located a vehicle of interest to the Meadow Springs incident parked outside, with a man sitting inside it.

Mr Scott was arrested and a search of the vehicle was conducted. It will be alleged items of interest to the investigation into the Meadow Springs incident were located.

Mr Scott was taken to Royal Perth Hospital after it was identified he had a pre-existing injury which was consistent with a gunshot wound.

The wound is not related to this incident and appeared to be several weeks old.

Mr Scott was refused bail and is due to reappear in the Perth Magistrates Court on April 4. 

The investigation is ongoing.