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Mongols president charged with murder of Finks Shane Bowden on the Gold Coast

Mongols bikie president is charged with the murder of gang defector Shane Bowden who was ‘gunned down in his driveway’ after his black BMW was fitted with a GPS tracker

  • Police arrest alleged Mongols bikie, 46, over Shane Bowden’s 2020 murder
  • CCTV showed two suspects approach Bowden’s house as he arrived home
  • Alleged they fired 21 shots seconds after entering his garage in October 2020
  • A $250,000 reward was offered for information about Bowden’s execution

A senior Queensland bikie has been charged with the murder of outlaw motorcycle gang defector Shane Bowden on the Gold Coast.

Queensland Police said on Saturday the arrested 46-year-old from Chuwah was believed to be the president of the Brisbane West chapter of the Mongols.

His name is Ian Robert Crowden, according to media reports.

Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said the man was allegedly responsible for ‘counselling, directing and financing’ the execution of 47-year-old Mr Bowden in October last year. 

The alleged president of the Mongols bikie gang has been charged with the murder of outlaw motorcycle gang defector Shane Bowden (pictured above) 

Forensic officers at work after Bowden's shooting death at Cox Road, Pimpama on the Gold Coast on October 12, 2020

Forensic officers at work after Bowden’s shooting death at Cox Road, Pimpama on the Gold Coast on October 12, 2020

The murder charge comes after police released new vision on the lead up to the shooting on July 1 and appealed for public assistance.

The CCTV footage showed Bowden driving into a garage unit at his Pimpana complex as two men trailed behind.

The pair, one carrying a long firearm, could be seen running from nearby vacant land and rushing the car as he parked, before unloading a flurry of bullets.

A total of 21 rounds were fired, 19 from a machine pistol and two from a shotgun before the offenders ran back to a waiting silver commodore and fled.

Homicide squad detectives said on July 1 they were without doubt the Mongols orchestrated the execution of Bowden, as he sat in his BMW.

Police allege three weeks before the brazen execution, Mr Bowden’s car had been fitted with a GPS tracker.  

Two men are seen running down Shane Bowden's street as he arrives home around midnight on October 12, 2020

Two men are seen running down Shane Bowden’s street as he arrives home around midnight on October 12, 2020

Superintendent Smith at the time warned others potentially involved in the murder to come forward to help with the investigation or risk getting locked up and missing their families.

Police issued a $250,000 reward for information leading to a conviction.

Mr Bowden was initially a member of the Finks criminal bikie gang, part of its ‘terror team’ jailed over the Gold Coast’s so-called ballroom blitz brawl in which three people were shot and two stabbed in 2006.

After his release, he defected to the Mongols but was booted out and rejoined the Finks just before he was shot.

On Saturday, Queensland police said investigation continues and warned people with vital information of the consequences of not assisting.

‘I remind others with knowledge of this crime of the availability of both a reward of $250,000 and an indemnity,’ Superintendent Smith said.

‘It is time for these people to take steps to assist the investigation.

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

One of the men carries a long-arm firearm as they run into Bowden's residence seconds after he drove his black BMW into his garage

One of the men carries a long-arm firearm as they run into Bowden’s residence seconds after he drove his black BMW into his garage

More CCTV footage showed one of two men laying on the ground to place a GPS tracker under Bowden's black BMW three weeks before his alleged murder, police claimed

More CCTV footage showed one of two men laying on the ground to place a GPS tracker under Bowden’s black BMW three weeks before his alleged murder, police claimed

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