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Unit complex CCTV camera captures moment two men shoot Gold Coast bikie dead in hail of bullets


Two men outside the garage where Shane Bowden was killed in a hail of bullets. Picture: QPS
Two men outside the garage where Shane Bowden was killed in a hail of bullets. Picture: QPS

Footage has been released of the dramatic moment two men ambushed a Gold Coast bikie in his garage at a unit complex and killed him in a hail of bullets.

Police released the video on Thursday as they upped the ante in their hunt for the killers of Shane Bowden, who was shot 21 times immediately after he drove a black BMW into a garage at Pimpama on October 12 last year.

Shane Bowden is in the process of entering a garage at a unit complex at Pimpama. Moments later he is ambushed and killed in a hail of bullets. Picture: QPS
Shane Bowden is in the process of entering a garage at a unit complex at Pimpama. Moments later he is ambushed and killed in a hail of bullets. Picture: QPS

The CCTV footage was part of the unit complex where Bowden, 48, was staying, police said in a statement.

A $250,000 reward and conditional indemnity from prosecution is on offer for information leading to the conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for the murder of Shane Bowden (pictured). Picture: Supplied
A $250,000 reward and conditional indemnity from prosecution is on offer for information leading to the conviction of the person, or persons, responsible for the murder of Shane Bowden (pictured). Picture: Supplied

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It shows two alleged offenders, one carrying a long-arm firearm, running from nearby vacant land as Bowden enters the street where the unit is located.

Moments after Bowden enters the garage, and with the garage door still up, the men race up the driveway.

Two men race down a street towards Shane Bowden's unit complex. Light emanates in the distance from the garage where his car has just entered. The two men allegedly killed him after firing 21 shots from two firearms. Picture: QPS
Two men race down a street towards Shane Bowden’s unit complex. Light emanates in the distance from the garage where his car has just entered. The two men allegedly killed him after firing 21 shots from two firearms. Picture: QPS

Police said seconds later the pair fired 21 shots from a machine pistol and shotgun; it appeared they were not convinced they had carried out the “execution” correctly, as they paused outside the garage before firing more shots.

The two offenders ran to a waiting silver Commodore being driven by a third offender, police said.

Two men have just left the garage and pause, one handing the other what appears to be a weapon. They allegedly shot Shane Bowden 21 times. Picture: QPS
Two men have just left the garage and pause, one handing the other what appears to be a weapon. They allegedly shot Shane Bowden 21 times. Picture: QPS

The release of the video comes a little more than a week after police have set up a crime scene at a property west of Brisbane as part of their investigations into the murder.

Police cordoned off a property at Wanora, northwest of Ipswich on June 19, a day after they released footage of two getaway cars, which they allege were linked to the murder, found torched and dumped.

After pausing and appearing to exchange weapons, the two men outside the garage, where Shane Bowden was killed in a hail of bullets, turn and appear to fire more shots. Picture: QPS
After pausing and appearing to exchange weapons, the two men outside the garage, where Shane Bowden was killed in a hail of bullets, turn and appear to fire more shots. Picture: QPS

Bowden was a former Mongol who was forced out of the gang and patched over to rivals the Finks.

Earlier this month, the Queensland Government issued a reward of $250,000 for information that leads to the conviction of the person, or persons, found to be responsible for Bowden’s murder.

Indemnity from prosecution will be recommended for any accomplice, providing they did commit the crime, and they are the first to provide such information.

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