Major update 3: Shane Bowden homicide investigation

Police yesterday charged a further man, believed to be a member of the Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang, with murder as part of ongoing investigations into the shooting death of 47-year-old Shane Bowden on the Gold Coast last year.

Detectives from the Gold Coast District, Crime and Intelligence Command, including Homicide and the Organised Crime Gangs Group, and other specialised police commenced Operation Sierra Arch after Mr Bowden was shot and killed in the driveway of a residence on Cox Road, Pimpama around 12.10am on Monday, October 12, 2020.

A 37-year-old Wanora man has been charged with murder and is expected to face Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

South-Eastern Police Regional Crime Coordinator, Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said police are continuing to dismantle the so-called brotherhood and code of silence surrounding the death of Shane.

“This was a calculated and premeditated act with many people involved in varying aspects of the execution of Shane.

“There is no loyalty when you are facing a significant time behind bars away from your family and friends. This is the time to speak up and take advantage of the indemnity on offer and the $250,000 reward.

“I can assure the community that we will continue to identify and arrest all of those involved in this murder, no matter how long it takes, and bring each and every one of them before the courts.

Police continue to seek community assistance for any additional information which may assist the investigation and provide further closure for Mr Bowden’s family.

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