Man on murder charge
Gunshot victim, 40, died from a small-calibre round to the chest
INVESTIGATIONS into the discovery of a deceased man in the back of a ute near Dorrigo last month has led to the arrest of a 43-year-old Dundurrabin man.
The man was charged with the murder of the fellow Dundurrabin man, 40, on Wednesday night after police arrested him in Park Ave.
He has been refused bail to appear in court in January.
Police allege the deceased had been shot in the torso with a small-calibre firearm, which is yet to be located.
The murder case saw ambulance personnel discover the body in the back of a woman’s ute while responding to a 000 report of a car crash on Armidale Rd at Dundurrabin on October 18.
The 37-year-old woman had flagged down police and was arrested at the scene.
She was released by officers hours later.
Police allege an altercation had taken place between the two men leading up to the shooting, which is believed to have taken place at a house on Armidale Rd.
Fronting the media on Thursday morning, detective Inspector Senior Sergeant Peter O’Reilly said the deceased, the accused and the woman were all known to each other.
He said the “exhaustive” investigation dubbed Strike Force Lawrencium involved the police dog unit, divers and air wing assistance.
“The involvement of the female and other people in the Dundurrabin area is subject to further investigations,” SenSgt O’Reilly said.
“It’s been an exhaustive investigation by the detectives and a lot of people have been spoken to.
“It’s possible there were other people in the area at the time and we encourage anyone with information about the shooting to contact detectives in Coffs Harbour or Crime Stoppers.”