In Australia, a leading book seller is under arrest and the man who owns the publishing company behind it is on a collision course with the police.
The publisher of the popular Australian thriller “The Killing”, who goes by the pen name John Hancock, has been charged with offences including theft of a firearm, possessing a prohibited weapon, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
Police say Hancock sold a firearm to a 26-year-old man who had just been shot by a man in a car in South Australia’s south.
The man was not charged in relation to the incident.
Police arrested Hancock and charged him with offences involving a firearm.
Police are still searching for a second man, who has not yet been identified.
The arrest follows a number of high-profile gun incidents in Australia, including the fatal shooting of a man who was fatally shot by police in Sydney last month.
Hancock told Al Jazeera he had no regrets and that the incident was “absolutely not an issue”.
“I have no regrets whatsoever.
This has been a nightmare for me for many years and I would never want to put myself in that situation again,” Hancock said.”
It is the kind of thing I don’t like to see happen.
It just seems wrong to me.”
I feel absolutely no shame in doing this and it is what I do for a living.
I am not a bad guy and I have been through a lot in my life.
“Hancock, who was born in Tasmania and was raised in Sydney, was born on a dairy farm in the small town of Moggill.
His father was a member of the Australian Federal Police and the police were called in after a report of a burglary at the farm.
Hanson’s father was killed in a road accident while working on the dairy farm.
He was survived by his mother, three sisters and four brothers.
A former teacher at the nearby Moggall High School, Hancock worked in a local shop and ran a butcher shop.
He also worked for a few years as a schoolteacher in Hobart before moving to South Australia.
The first book he ever published was “The Killer”, which won the 2009 Australian Book Award.
He moved to Sydney and set up a business selling Australian-made guns and knives, including some that had been stolen from Australian soldiers in Iraq.
He had a website with a section called “The Gun”, which listed items that were banned in Australia.
In September, he was arrested in Sydney for possession of stolen firearms.
His lawyer told the ABC he would be charged with three counts of possessing a firearm without a licence and three counts in relation the theft of the weapon.
Hodgson is due to appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court on Thursday.