19 at the time and dating Ali Bilal, a bikie who would go on
to become the Rebels ACT chapter president.
sold his boat and bought a motorbike.
his son join the club too, later telling the court he had no
idea what he was getting into but he knew Christopher had
ended up president of the Bungendore chapter and his son the
sergeant at arms, both roles they said they had been ordered
he tried to quit four times, but each time it caused
conflict in the family and between his daughter and her
four years, and his daughter Chloe still with Bilal, Pattman
quit the club, with his wife estranged and his daughter no
longer talking to him.
August 29, 2015, months after he said he had quit, two
Rebels, including Houssam Haddad, drove to Pattman's house
to broker a "peace deal", court documents say.
went to the front door of the house, where he told Pattman
he'd been told he wasn't allowed "to come here, come inside
or speak to you."
went to speak with Haddad, who had stayed in the car.
Standing at the driver's side window, Pattman fought with
Haddad telling him to "f--- off" and "get out of the
street", the documents suggest.
told the other man to get in the car.
hesitated, and the documents suggest Haddad threatened to
"put one in his leg".
turned to his son Christopher and told him to get the
"cannon". The younger man had it hidden in his pants and
handed the revolver to his dad.
said believed the man might be armed and he was acting in
self-defence when he shot at the space to the left of
Haddad's head, the bullet shattering the rear passenger side
window - though the sentencing judge questioned how that was
a rational response to the threat.
heard the bikies wanted revenge over the shooting, and said
he and his son escaped to state forest where they lived in a
caravan for a year.
he contacted police multiple times, telling them about the
shooting and fears for his safety.
denied he was ever friends with club members, though Haddad
later told the court he felt "betrayal and broken trust"
over the shooting.
end, Pattman pleaded guilty to committing an act endangering
life, and to charges of possessing an unauthorised weapon
Supreme Court's Justice Hilary Penfold sentenced him on
Friday to three years and 11 months imprisonment, to be
served by way of an intensive corrections order.
the conditions of the order is that he not associate with
anyone he believes to be a member of a bikie gang.
Christopher Pattman pleaded guilty to the unauthorised
possession of a firearm, and the court heard he had since
moved from Canberra and was employed and living a
judge also sentenced the younger man to 14 months
imprisonment, to be suspended on him entering a good
behaviour order for the term.