Detectives are appealing to the community for information as they continue to investigate the shooting of a senior member of an outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) in the state’s Central West earlier this week.
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 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.
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, are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s death under Strike Force Kerrison.
As part of their ongoing inquiries, detectives are canvassing the local area, and speaking with Mr De Britt’s family, friends, and associates.
They are investigating links to OMCG activity in the area.
Investigators are appealing to the community for any information that may be able to assist with their inquiries.
They are also seeking any dash cam vision from vehicles travelling in the vicinity of Catombal Road on Monday (13 January 2020) night and Tuesday morning.
Vision can be handed into any police station or uploaded to Crime Stoppers online.
Police are urging anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Kerrison investigators to call Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.