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PSO shot with imitation firearm in Highett overnight

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A Protective Services Officer (PSO) has been hit in the head with pellets believed to be fired from a BB gun while he patrolled the Highett Railway Station.

The officer was patrolling the train station at 1am when he was hit a number of times.

Secretary of the Police Association Wayne Gatt has told Neil Mitchell his members are in the firing line every day and it was “truly shocking”.

“I understand he’s very lucky, it was a very close call to have a projectile hit you in the head, I understand a short distance from his eye,” he said.

“It highlights how exposed our members are we are seeing so much more of this, Neil.”

Police say the shots had been fired from a nearby apartment on Graham Road.

A 23-year-old man has been charged with firearm offences, reckless conduct endangering serious injury and assault and will appear in the Moorabbin Magistrates Court today.

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