Bikies are always making deadly news. ABC, June 16:
NSW Police have revealed a senior member of the Bandidos bikie gang was shot dead … while he slept. Shane De Britt, the president of the local Central West chapter of the gang, was slain in his farmhouse … “A man was shot dead in his own home in the middle of the night, so I would classify it as an execution,” Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said.
So how many bikies might it take to allegedly execute another? One? Maybe two? Biker News, August 28:
Two men have been arrested by Homicide Squad detectives investigating the shooting murder of a senior member of Bandidos MC …
Nah, you could need more. Biker News, September 2:
A 22-year-old man has been arrested over the shooting murder of a Bandidos MC high-ranking member in Wellington.
Keep going. Biker News, September 22:
Homicide Squad detectives have arrested a fourth man as investigations continue into the shooting murder of Bandidos Central West chapter president Shane De Britt …
Any more for any more? Biker News, September 24:
Detectives have charged a fifth person as investigations continue into the shooting murder of a senior member of a Bandidos MC.
Keep ’em coming. Biker News the next day:
A sixth person has been charged over the alleged execution-style murder of a senior Bandidos bikie …
- An argument inside the bar led to the fight outside, which witnesses indicated involved about eight people. One person has been killed
- Hells Angels MC Clubhouse hits the market, comes surrounded with fence, security fences and flood lights
- Man who has been associated with a motorcycle club with ties to the Hells Angels is accused of sexually assaulting the woman after her 16-year-old boyfriend
- In the decision to bring the 89 members of the Hells Angels biker group to justice ,Judge Carlos Alexandre sent 50 defendants to house arrest
- A date has yet to be set for the appeal of the B.C. Supreme Court decision that saw the Hells Angels keep their clubhouses
The world of motorcycle gang members was rapidly dividing itself between those who had been accused of this murder and those who hadn’t. Yet. Biker News, October 1:
A seventh person will appear in court today charged by Homicide Squad detectives investigating the shooting murder of a senior member of Bandidos MC …
Gang members are never simply shot dead. Nine News, September 17:
The widow of Mick Hawi says the execution of the former Comanchero president has “destroyed” her family.
Of course, in any bikie’s life they pick up enemies. Daily Mail, September 12:
Just four years after joining the Comancheros, Hawi became national president after bashing Jock Ross, aged about 60, and taking his club colours and his Harley Davidson. Hawi had become top dog at age 22.
The Queensland Times, February 17, 2018:
The mother of a man beaten to death by Mahmoud “Mick” Hawi says the former bikie boss “got what he deserved” …
It’s hard to pick friends from enemies. The Australian, Monday:
Investigators are on the hunt for up to four people they believe are responsible for the execution-style murder of Finks bikie Shane Bowden. The 47-year-old was shot up to 12 times as he pulled into the driveway of his Gold Coast home in the early hours of Monday morning.
Who wants to kill this charmer? ABC, Monday:
“He’s basically driven into his driveway, hasn’t even got out of his car, and he’s been executed,” the South Eastern Police Regional Crime Co-ordinator, Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith, said … the victim was believed to have been killed by other members of the same gang.