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Sister of Perth bikie associate Joe Versace insists he wasn’t linked to Rebels gang

Sister’s tearful plea to find her brother’s assassin after his brazen daylight execution: ‘He’s not a gangster, he’s done some silly things’

  • Sister of bikie associate gunned down insisted he was not linked to any gang
  • Joseph Versace fatally shot in a shed at Gnangara, Perth, at 4pm on Thursday 
  • Police said outlaw motorcycle gangs were linked to brazen daylight shooting 

The sister of a man who was brutally gunned down in a daylight execution has pleaded for help to find his killer while rubbishing claims her brother was associated with bikies.

Connie Versace broke down in tears demanding justice be served over the death of her brother Joseph, who was killed in a shed at Gnangara, Perth, on Thursday.

The shooting is another blow for the family after it was devastated two years ago when the siblings lost their father Mario in October 2020.

Connie Versace broke down in tears demanding justice be served over the death of her brother Joseph who was killed in a shed at Gnangara, Perth, on Thursday

Versace, 34, was shot in the stomach and the chest in a brazen daylight execution with paramedics unable to save his life

Versace, 34, was shot in the stomach and the chest in a brazen daylight execution with paramedics unable to save his life

‘After dad passed away, my brother told me he would walk me down the aisle to be married, now that’s not going to happen,’ Ms Versace told 7News.

Versace, 34, was shot in the stomach and the chest in a brazen daylight execution with paramedics unable to save his life. 

Ms Versace denied claims her brother was linked to any bikie clubs despite police saying there were links between outlaw motorcycle gangs and the shooting. 

‘He was definitely not a bikie or what’s been said,’ she said.

‘It’s not all the truth and that’s why I’m doing this because I want people to know he was an amazing person.’ 

Ms Versace admitted her brother may have been friends with bikies as ‘a lot of people do now’. 

‘He’s not a gangster, he wasn’t an angel but who is, he’s done some silly things,’ she said.

Ms Versace said it made her angry that her brother was being linked to an outlaw motorcycle gang and portrayed as a ‘horrible person’.

She described her brother as the ‘rock’ that kept the family together when their father passed away. 

Ms Versace said her brother had a heart of gold and pleaded for anyone with information on the whereabouts of his killer to come forward

Ms Versace said her brother had a heart of gold and pleaded for anyone with information on the whereabouts of his killer to come forward 

There also appeared to be no love lost between Versace and the police with his Facebook profile picture from July 2021 showing him urinating on a police car

There also appeared to be no love lost between Versace and the police with his Facebook profile picture from July 2021 showing him urinating on a police car 

Ms Versace said her brother had a heart of gold and pleaded for anyone with information on the whereabouts of his killer to come forward. 

‘If you know anything please come forward, please help us find whoever has broken our family,’ she said.

‘(The person responsible) should go to jail for the rest of their life, you can’t do this to someone and get away with it.’

WA Police Commissioner Col Blanch announced on Friday the shooting had links to motorcycle gangs.

‘This is something that I will not tolerate as Commissioner in Western Australia — cold-blooded killings, public acts of violence,’ he said.

‘They will continue throughout the week to make sure everyone is spoken to, to send a clear message to those in the community that want to commit these acts of violence that it’s not tolerated.’

Other photos from Versace's various social media accounts showed the heavily-tattooed man working out and going for a walk with his dogs

Other photos from Versace’s various social media accounts showed the heavily-tattooed man working out and going for a walk with his dogs 

Versace’s links to outlaw motorcycle gangs in Western Australia trace back years with the slain 34-year-old previously being involved with the Rebels and the Comancheros.

According to The West, Versace spent the past 16 years in and out of jail, serving his first sentence when he was just 18.

Versace was charged with being a part of a joint criminal enterprise in 2015 to sell illicit drugs however the charges were dropped later that year.

There also appeared to be no love lost between Versace and the police with his Facebook profile picture from July 2021 showing him urinating on a police car.

Other photos from Versace’s various social media accounts showed the heavily-tattooed man working out and going for a walk with his dogs.

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