Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Fourth man charged with Bandidos murder

A fourth man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a senior member of an outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) in the state’s Central West earlier this year.

Police say that at about 10.50am on January 14, 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 (pictured).

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.

In the last month, strike force detectives have arrested three men – aged 58, 39 and 22 – at Dubbo and Wellington. All three were charged over their alleged roles in the shooting murder and remain before the courts.

Following further investigations, Homicide Squad detectives arrested a 38-year-old man at a home at Orange about 8.30am yesterday.

A search warrant was subsequently executed at the home, where detectives seized a number of items relevant to the investigation.

The man was taken to Orange Police Station and charged with murder and knowingly direct activities of criminal group.

He was refused bail to appear at Orange Local Court today. Police say 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. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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