Second man charged with murder after Stockton shooting

Strike Force Backhouse detectives have charged a second man with murder following investigations into the fatal shooting of a woman in Stockton earlier this year.

Just after 8pm on Wednesday 9 June 2021, emergency services were called to a home on Queen Street, Stockton, following reports of a shooting.

A 61-year-old woman answered her front door before being shot. She died at the scene and was later identified as Stacey Klimovitch.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District established Strike Force Backhouse to investigate the circumstances surrounding Stacey’s murder.

Last week, detectives arrested a 29-year-old man at Honeysuckle. He was charged over his alleged involvement in the shooting and remains before the courts.

With assistance from ACT Policing, officers arrested a 46-year-old man on an NSW warrant at a home in Chisholm, ACT, about 6.45pm last Friday (26 November 2021).

He was taken to a local police station where the NSW warrant was executed.

On Monday (29 November 2021), strike force detectives applied for, and were granted, the man’s extradition to NSW.

He was escorted to Queanbeyan Police Station and charged with murder.

The man was refused bail and is due to appear at Queanbeyan Local Court today (Tuesday 30 November 2021).

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