BREAKTHROUGH | Man charged with murder of Gold Coast bikie Shane Bowden

A man has been charged with murder following a protracted investigation into the shooting death of Gold Coast bikie Shane Bowden last year.

The 46-year-old, who police allege is the president of the Brisbane West Chapter of the Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang, was taken into custody this morning.

It comes after specialist police executed a search warrant at a home on Thornton Road in Chuwah, Ipswich today.


Bowden was gunned down while driving into the garage of his Pimpama home in the early hours of October 12, 2020.

The Finks bikie was returning home from the gym when his attackers pounced, firing up to 21 gunshots through his vehicle around 12.20am.

Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said today’s arrest marked “the next stage of investigations” into Mr Bowden’s murder.

“We will be alleging the man is the president of Brisbane West Chapter of the Mongols OMCG,” Detective Superintendent Smith said.

“It will be further alleged he counselled, directed and financed the premeditated execution of Mr Bowden.”

The man has been charged with murder – serious organised crime and is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday, July 12.

Detective Supt Smith said the investigation remains ongoing, and urged anyone with information about the crime to come forward.

It comes as both a reward of $250,000 and an indemnity from prosecution remains on the table.

“It is time for these people to take steps to assist the investigation,” he said.

“They need to ask themselves do they want to be a witness or a potential defendant facing life imprisonment.”