The president of an outlaw motorcycle gang
has been charged with the murder of a man on the Central Coast last year.
Earlier this year, police said they believed the men
responsible for the shooting murder of 29-year-old Laurie Starling in West
Gosford on July 24 last year were members of an outlaw motorcycle gang.
Mr Starling was shot several times outside the front of
his business and died at the scene.
CCTV captured a silver or grey Toyota Corolla hatchback
fleeing the scene with three men inside who police believe were involved in
Detective Inspector Grant Taylor said Mr Starling was not
known to police or believed to be involved with organised crime.
"By all intents and purposes he was a businessman going
about his daily duties and unfortunately got in the way of a dispute which
was directly connected with the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang," he said.
"On the night that Laurie was murdered it is believed he
was directly targeted and that targeting of Mr Starling related to a dispute
between two different parties."
The 35-year-old Rebels Windsor Chapter president was
arrested at a Kingswood home earlier today and was charged with murder at St
Marys Police Station.
Police believe there were three people at the scene of the
murder, but they allege it was the 35-year-old who actually shot Mr Starling