‘Karma’s a b****’: Family of bikie boss executed in a driveway shooting vow justice will be served over his killing
- No charges have yet been laid over murder of notorious bikie Shane Bowden, 48
- Father of two shot dead in Gold Coast driveway in the early hours of October 12
- Daughter-in-law has paid tribute to loyal family man trying to tun his life around
- Chelsea Bowden determined justice will be served and hopes killer ‘rots in hell’
The heartbroken family of a slain bikie boss gunned down in his driveway are determined to ensure justice is served as the hunt for his killer continues.
Notorious bikie Shane Bowden, 48, was shot in the head and chest in an execution-style killing outside his Gold Coast home shortly after midnight on October 12.
The father-of-two had just returned home from a late night gym session when his life was abruptly cut short.
Two months after he was cremated at a private ceremony in Adelaide, Bowden’s grieving family are still seeking answers to his unsolved murder.
Chelsea Bowden (pictured, left) is determined to see justice served over the death of her father-in-law and notorious bike boss Shane Bowden. She’s pictured with her husband Kain
Daughter-in-law Chelsea Bowden has vowed justice will be served and hopes his killer ‘rots in hell.’
‘I hope no family has to go what we have gone through, karma is a b*****,’ she told the Herald Sun.
‘No one deserves to die like that, to be shot in such a cowardly move.’
The wife of Bowden’s eldest son Kain remembered her father-in-law as a loyal family man who would give anyone the shirt off his back.
Bowden had told his family he was trying to turn his life around after being released from prison earlier this year.
He had fled to Queensland weeks before he was shot dead.
‘He was loved by many but did have his fair share of enemies. He lived for his club and loved the brotherhood. Our families will never be the same,’ Ms Bowden said.
Shane Bowden (pictured right with eldest son Kain in 2016) was shot dead in his Gold Coast driveway
She added her husband Kain, 23, was struggling to grieve the loss of his father while serving time in an Adelaide prison.
The desperate hunt for Bowden’s killer continues as part of a joint investigation between Queensland Police and Victoria’s bikie-busting Echo Taskforce.
Two burnt out cars have been seized and forensically examined as detectives continue to scour through CCTV.
Bowden was released from prison in central Victoria in June after a five year stint behind bars and was driven back to Melbourne by his Mongols bikie club mates in a limousine.
Chelsea Bowden (left) says her husband Kain (right) is struggling to deal with his father’s death
Shane Bowden was shot dead in his Gold Coast driveway after returning home for a late night gym session. Pictured are police examining the crime scene
He defected from the Mongols to his original club the Finks days later and then survived a drive-by shooting in Melbourne where he was shot in the leg two weeks after he was released from prison.
He contracted coronavirus while recovering from his injuries in Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Bowden was still recovering from the virus when he flew to Queensland in September and was later charged for allegedly lying on his border declaration pass.
Anyone with information about Bowden’s murder is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
No charges have yet been laid over the execution-style killing of Shane Bowden (pictured)
The life and times of Shane Bowden
1972: Shane Bowden is born to 12-year-old parents, seeing him adopted out to a family with older kids straight away
1996: Bowden, now 23, trains hard at the Australian Institute of Sport in the hope of reaching the 1996 Olympics
Shane Bowden was shot dead in Victoria
Late-1990s: After injury derails his career, Bowden begins to spend more time in the gym and is roped into the bikie world by underworld figures
2006: Bowden is involved in the huge Ballroom Blitz brawl on the Gold Coast and is jailed for six-and-a-half years
2013: After patching over to Mongols OMCG, Bowden is jailed for a violent home invasion alongside glamorous girlfriend Janet Campbell
2020 – June: Bowden is released from prison after five years behind bars. He is driven back to Melbourne by his Mongols brothers in a white limousine
Late-June: He is booted from the Mongols and rejoins the Finks
July 1: Bowden is shot in the leg during a drive-by attack
September: Bowden breaches COVID-19 restrictions when he flies into Qld from Victoria. He is charged over the breach
October 12: As he arrives home in his BMW as he is shot dead in cold blood