Tweed shooting: Police fear gang paybacks

Aaron Brown
June 28, 2017

At the same time the raid was being carried out, Government Minister Grace Grace denied there was a bikie problem on the Gold Coast, saying the number of gangs had reduced since they took Government.

AN outlaw bikie has been shot dead in what is believed to be a revenge attack over a wild State of Origin night gang brawl on the Tweed.

Phil Becker, 33, was nabbed by Queensland police in the early hours of Tuesday morning after a joint operation with NSW detectives led officers to his auto at a service station at Jimboomba, southwest of Brisbane.

He has been formally identified as 31-year-old, Ace Hall.

The shooting has sparked fears of a new wave of bikie violence on the Gold Coast and has alarmed Queensland police and community leaders.

NSW detectives are expected to apply for his extradition in Southport Magistrates Court later today.

Starling said the shooting victim, who was "known to police", was dropped at Tweed Heads hospital on Saturday by a woman who was now among witnesses being interviewed.

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A man has been arrested over the murder of a heavily-tattoed bikie-gang associate who died after being shot in the stomach.

Sources said Mr Hall was "not a good guy" and known in the drug scene as an "enforcer".

A property in an industrial area on Machinery Drive at Tweed Heads was shut down on Sunday as homicide detectives searched for clues in connection to the shooting.

Becker will be driven to Tweed Heads police station.

Yesterday afternoon, a hire vehicle, believed to have been used by the shooter, was found dumped.

A man will be extradited from Queensland to NSW over the shooting death of another man on the southern side of the border on the weekend.

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