Major update: Shane Bowden homicide investigation

Police have arrested a man following ongoing investigations into the shooting death of 47-year-old Shane Bowden last year.

Around 12.10am on Monday October 12, 2020, police were called to an address in Cox Road at Pimpama following reports of a man shot in the driveway of a residence.

An Incident Command Centre was set up with teams of detectives from the Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch with assistance from Taskforce Maxima and the Homicide Investigation Unit.

Today specialist police executed a search warrant at a residence on Thornton Road in Chuwah and arrested a 46-year-old man.

He is currently assisting police with inquiries.

South Eastern Police Regional Crime Coordinator, Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said the arrest marked the next stage of police investigations into the murder of Mr Bowden.

“We will be alleging the man is the president of Brisbane West Chapter of the Mongols OMCG,” Detective Superintendent Smith said.

“It will be further alleged he counselled, directed and financed the premeditated execution of Mr Bowden.

“This investigation remains ongoing and I remind others with knowledge of this crime of the availability of both a reward of $250,000 and an indemnity.

“It is time for these people to take steps to assist the investigation.

They need to ask themselves do they want to be a witness or a potential defendant facing life imprisonment.”

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