A Melbourne man is accused of supplying the shotgun used in the fatal apartment siege in Brighton.
The Gladstone Park man was charged after counter-terrorism raids across Melbourne’s north in connection with the siege. The 25-year-old was arrested on Monday and charged with dealing a firearm without a licence, possessing a firearm as a prohibited person and other offences.
Police say he supplied a weapon used by Yacqub Khayre, who shot dead a hotel clerk during the siege in Brighton on 5 June.
Khayre killed 36-year-old Nick Hao and took a female escort hostage before opening fire at police, injuring three special operations group officers. The gunman died in a hail of police bullets.
On Friday counter-terrorism police stormed five properties in Ascot Vale, Gladstone Park, Glenroy, West Meadows and Reservoir.
The Gladstone Park man was remanded in custody to appear in Melbourne magistrates court on Wednesday.