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August 30, 2010
A BANDIDO bikie gang member was gunned
down in a drive-by shooting by a member
of the rival Rebels gang after
antagonism between the groups boiled
over, a prosecutor said today.
SC, played CCTV footage to a Supreme Court
jury which he said showed the fatal shooting
of Ross Brand as he stood with a group of
men at the front of the Bandidos Geelong
you how quickly life can be extinguished,''
said Mr Ryan, opening the Crown case.
accused John Bedson fired six shots from a
.22 rifle from the rear seat of a Toyota
Hilux twin cab utility and he intended to
kill anyone he hit or cause really serious
Mr Brand, 51,
was hit in the forehead and died the next
day and Paul Szerwinski, who was not a
Bandido, was hit in the thigh and wrist, but
stemmed from a fight at the Geelong Cup
earlier in the day, Mr Ryan said.
with the Bandidos and Rebels clashed and
this set off a chain of events that led to
Mr Bedson, 26,
has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder
and attempted murder over the shooting on
October 22, 2008.
Mr Ryan said
that the driver of the ute would tell them
that as they left the scene Mr Bedson said
"I think I got one''.
counsel Ian Hayden said his client had gone
to the Bandidos clubhouse with the intention
of firing a couple of shots at the building
but he had no intention of harming anyone.
But as the ute
stopped Mr Bedson saw Mr Brand, who had a
reputation for violence, reach for a gun and
he fired out of fear and panic to get away.
"It was a very
unlucky shot that struck Mr Brand,'' he
The trial is