Man shot dead confirmed as member of outlaw motorcycle gang

Photo: File.
Photo: File.

The man shot dead on a rural property between Molong and Wellington has been formally identified as Bandidos OMCG Central West Chapter President, Shane De Britt.

Detectives are asking for information from the community as they continue to investigate the shooting of the senior member of the outlaw motorcycle gang earlier this week.

About 10.50am on Tuesday, January 14, police and emergency services responded to reports a man had been shot at a property on Catombal Road, Eurimbla, about 50km south of Wellington.

Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District attended and located the body of a 60-year-old man inside the home. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

A crime scene was established at the property and examined by specialist forensic officers.

The State Crime Command's Homicide Squad, assisted by Criminal Groups Squad and Orana Mid-Western Police District detectives, are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man's death under Strike Force Kerrison.

As part of their ongoing inquiries, detectives are canvassing the local area, and speaking with Mr De Britt's family, friends, and associates.

They are investigating links to OMCG activity in the area.

Investigators are appealing to the community for any information that may be able to assist with their inquiries.

They are also seeking any dash cam vision from vehicles travelling in the vicinity of Catombal Road on Monday, January 13 night and Tuesday morning.

Vision can be handed into any police station or uploaded to Crime Stoppers online.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Kerrison investigators can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.