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Friend relives moment Bandidos enforcer shot
Jane Harper |
September 3rd, 2010
Senior Constable Mark Woodhead.
of Bandidos enforcer Ross Brand relived the
moment the bikie gang member was shot in a hail
Matthew Quarrell told
Melbourne's Supreme Court how he had been one of
four men greeted by gunfire as they exited the
Bandidos' Breakwater clubhouse in October 22, 2008.
"I went to leave and
someone yelled out 'gunshots' so we ran back
inside," Mr Quarrell said yesterday.
"I heard a couple of
John Bedson, 27, is
accused of murdering rival gang member Brand and
wounding another, Paul Szerwinski, after firing from
a vehicle at a group of men standing outside the
Mr Quarrell told the
court he was not a member of the Bandidos bikie
gang, but was friends with the members and had been
visiting them at the clubhouse on the day of the
He was shown CCTV
footage of the moment Brand was shot, and identified
himself among the men ducking inside the clubhouse
Christopher Ryan, SC, asked Mr Quarrell if he had
heard the sound of a gun being fired or of bullets
striking the clubhouse.
"I heard both," Mr
Quarrell said. "Back in the clubhouse we got Paul
and Ross because they had been hit and called an
Earlier, the jury
heard evidence from Geelong Criminal Investigation
Unit's Detective Senior-Constable Mark Woodhead, who
was among the first officers on the scene after the
"We walked to the
front entrance of the clubhouse and observed a male
lying down in the entrance hall, and another
kneeling down beside him," Sen-Constable Woodhead
"The man on the floor
was partially in the doorway.
"He had a gunshot injury to his head."
The trial continues before Justice Elizabeth