Shane Bowden Biography — Wiki
Shane Bowden was a slain bikie boss who was allegedly shot dead in the head and chest in an execution-style killing outside his Gold Coast home shortly after midnight on October 12. The heartbroken family of Bowden gunned down in his driveway are determined to ensure justice is served as the hunt for his killer continues.
The father-of-two had just returned home from a late-night gym session when his life was abruptly cut short.
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Shane Bowden was 48 years old at the time of death.
Shane Bowden executed in a driveway shooting as family vow justice
Two months after he was cremated at a private ceremony in Adelaide, Shane Bowden’s grieving family is still seeking answers to his unsolved murder. 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.
What we know so far about Shane Bowden
Shane Bowden 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.
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.
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.