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A man has been charged with murder over the death of Rebels bikie boss Nick Martin at Perth Motorplex late last year.
Martin was gunned down in front of bystanders while watching the drag races in December.
“A 34-year-old man has been charged following the death of Rebels OMCG member Nick Martin at Kwinana Motorplex on 12 December 2020,” WA Police said.
On Monday, WA Police raided a Waikiki home and arrested a man in connection with the shooting.
Police also raided a car and boat, as well as searching nearby bushland – around one kilometre from the home.
He’s now been charged with one count of murder and two counts of unlawful act or omission with intent to harm.
Martin’s daughter Tia, 22, said she would have “no peace” until someone was convicted of her father’s murder.
The shooting was carried out in front of horrified friends, families and young children at the popular Perth event.
Tia said she found out someone had been arrested over her father’s death when 7NEWS broke the story on Monday.
“We didn’t find anything out until the news came on,” she said.
“Then homicide rang me 10 minutes later to tell me, which was a little upsetting.
“I’m still in shock.”
Martin was shot dead at Kwinana Motorplex in December, in front of a number of bystanders while watching the drag races.
Former bikie Ricky Chapman and a five-year-old boy were also injured in the shooting.
His killing came just weeks after Martin was bashed by Hells Angels sergeant-at-arms Dayne Brajkovich at a Scarborough bar.
Spate of incidents
On March 3, a shooting targeted the home of Brajkovich.
Just a week later, the Port Kennedy home of Mongols member Steven Bennie was hit with gunfire.
On Tuesday, Clint Stephen Moller, an associate of the Rock Machine bikie gang, was arrested over that shooting.
Authorities believe Moller was part of a group of up to nine men who peppered Bennie’s home with bullets and smashed up his car.
Last week WA Police launched a series of raids on bikie clubhouses.
“It’s always concerning when a firearm is used in this manner in a suburban area,” Detective Sergeant Gavin Kerber said of the Port Kennedy incident.
“It’s reckless and senseless, and we will be doing our best to stamp it out.”
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