A bikie-gang member arrested while trying to leave the country has been extradited to the ACT on a charge of attempted murder related to a shooting in Calwell in June.
The 24-year-old Canberra man was arrested at Melbourne Airport over the weekend while attempting to travel to Abu Dhabi.
He will face the ACT Magistrates Court today, charged with attempted murder following a violent home invasion and arson attack on 28 June. According to police, shots were fired by two men in a home on Carter Crescent where a man, woman and young child were living, and three cars were set alight. One person was injured in the incident and was treated at the scene by the ACT Ambulance Service before being transported to hospital.
Acting Deputy Chief Police Officer Scott Moller said the man was known to ACT Policing and was a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang in Canberra. Police said the Taskforce Nemisis led investigation was ongoing and still looking for three other offenders who may be involved in the attack.
“There are a number of suspects that are still outstanding and that police would like to talk to and I appeal to any member of the Canberra community to contact Crime Stoppers,” he said.
“Any arrest we can make in relation to this organised criminal activity is certainly a success to police and a blow to their criminal network. We will not stop until we have every person involved in this incident before the court.”
Police are urging anyone who may have any information about the shooting that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.
Please quote reference 6281610. Information can be provided anonymously.