Man charged after shot allegedly fired during Fingal Bay domestic

A MAN will face Raymond Terrace Local Court on Wednesday after he allegedly fired a pistol during an argument with his former partner.

Police were called after a 40-year-old man and his ex-partner, a 38-year-old woman, were speaking at a Fingal Bay address on Tuesday.

An argument broke out between the pair in the afternoon and became heated.

Police will allege that the man produced a pistol and fired a shot inside the home that "penetrated through a fly screen and a neighbour's garage before becoming lodged in an external brick wall at a premises on Shoreline Drive".

Port Stephens-Hunter Police District officers became involved when they were notified of the alleged domestic incident. They found the man about 5.15pm at Salamander Bay shopping centre.

He was arrested and taken to Nelson Bay police station.

The 40-year-old was subsequently charged with fire firearm into building or onto enclosed lands; possess loaded firearm endanger life non-public place; handle/use firearm under the influence of alcohol; stalk/intimidation intend physical harm (domestic) and possession ammunition without a licence; possess unregistered firearm and possess ammunition without holding licence/permit.

He was refused bail.