Police are hunting members of the Mongols motorcycle club over the execution-style killing of former gang member Shane Bowden, who was sprayed with bullets in his vehicle after arriving home from the gym.
Bowden, who had defected to the Finks, was shot 21 times through the driver’s window as he pulled into the garage of his Cox Road property at Pimpama in October 2020.
The 48-year-old’s girlfriend was asleep inside the home at the time with her two young children.
Before the killing, Bowden was the target of a drive-by shooting in Melbourne, where he was hit in the leg.
He was known for his role in the Finks “Terror Team” and his involvement in the 2006 “ballroom blitz” incident, when gang defector Christopher Wayne Hudson was shot in the face at a Gold Coast kickboxing match.
The incident occurred in the packed grand ballroom of the Royal Pines Resort at Carrara in March, 2006, and Bowden served seven years in jail for his involvement.
Police, who will allege the fatal shooting of Bowden was premeditated murder, have announced a $250,000 reward and released images of machine pistol similar to the one they believe was used.
South Eastern Regional Crime Coordinator Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said detectives were investigating several lines of inquiries, particularly the fact Bowden had switched gangs and there was a possible personal vendetta against him, and his connection to the shooting in Melbourne.