Ap­peal for help in­ves­ti­gat­ing death

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

PO­LICE Strike Force Thistle­ton has not yet made an ar­rest in its hunt to find a gun­man who killed a man in Coly­ton last week.

The vic­tim, fa­ther of one Adrian Bux­ton, 31, died at the scene in Coral Pea Court.

De­tec­tives are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the the­ory that he was ex­e­cuted but, at a press con- fer­ence at St Marys on Fri­day, they would not con­firm whether the man was part of a bikie gang.

De­spite spec­u­la­tion Mr Bux­ton was pre­vi­ously in­volved in the No­mads bikie gang, State Crime Com­mand said the vic­tim had dis­tanced him­self from it and ini­tial in­quiries in­di­cated no link be­tween his as­so­ci­a­tion and the killing.

Po­lice now hope CCTV footage at Mr Bux­ton’s house will pro­vide some clues about the shoot­ing.

They have ob­tained the CCTV footage from the house and will re­view it, ac­cord­ing to State Crime Com­mand.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Greg Peters, of St Marys lo­cal area com­mand, said the dead man’s wife and two chil­dren were at home at the time of the shoot­ing.

“As far as I’ve been told, he was tak­ing out his rub­bish to the garbage bin be­cause it was garbage night,’’ Su­per­in­ten­dent Peters said.

The vic­tim was shot on a grassy strip at the front of the house. Po­lice did not say how many times the man was shot although one neigh­bour said she heard four or five gun­shots.

Po­lice are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses or those with in­for­ma­tion to con­tact Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

Shoot­ing vic­tim Adrian Bux­ton.

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