A man will face court today, the eleventh person charged by Homicide Squad detectives investigating the shooting murder of a senior member of an outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) in the state’s Central West last year.
About 10.50am on Tuesday 14 January 2020, police and emergency services responded to reports a man had been shot at a property on Catombal Road, Eurimbla, about 50km south of Wellington.
Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District attended and located the body of a 60-year-old man inside the home. He had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
The man has been formally identified as Bandidos OMCG Central West Chapter President, Shane De Britt.
A crime scene was established at the property and examined by specialist forensic officers.
The State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, assisted by Criminal Groups Squad and Orana Mid-Western Police District detectives, commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death under Strike Force Kerrison.
So far strike force detectives have arrested and charged 10 people for their alleged roles in De Britt’s murder.
The nine men and a woman remain before the courts.
Following further investigations, detectives arrested a 28-year-old man at a hotel on Mitchell Highway, Geurie, north of Wellington, about 4.20pm on Wednesday (27 January 2021).
He was taken to Dubbo Police Station, where he was charged with conceal serious indictable offence, use unauthorised firearm, and hinder investigation serious indictable offence of other.
He was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court today (Thursday 28 January 2021).
Investigations under Strike Force Kerrison are continuing.
Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Kerrison investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.