Two men have been arrested by Homicide Squad detectives investigating the shooting murder of a senior member of an outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) in the state’s Central West earlier this 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 man inside the home. He had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
The man was formally identified as 60-year-old 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.
Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives, with assistance from the Tactical Operations Unit (TOU), arrested two men – aged 58 and 39 – at a rural property near Stuart Town, about 34km south of Wellington, from 6am today (Friday 28 August 2020).
A search warrant is currently underway at the property with assistance from Orana Mid-Western Police District, the Criminal Groups Squad, police divers from the Marine Area Command, PolAir, the Public Order and Riot Squad (PORS), and the Dog Unit.
The men will be taken to Dubbo Police Station, where charges are expected to be laid.