Rebel member 'gunned' down friend

A BIKIE accused of a gunning down a friend on an isolated Coast road blew kisses to his crying partner in the public gallery when he made his first court appearance on a murder charge yesterday.

Shane Michael Oulds, 37, faced Maroochydore Magistrates Court over the death of 24-year-old Buddina man Jye Burns.

The Rebel Motorcycle Club member did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody to face a committal mention on September 15.

A passing motorist found the badly injured Mr Burns lying on Old Caloundra Road at Landsborough about 10pm last Thursday.

He had been shot in the face and died at the scene.

Mr Oulds was arrested late Saturday after a police investigation which focused on outlaw motorcycle gangs from the start.

Wearing a brown sweatshirt and tracksuit pants, he spent most of his time in the dock maintaining eye contact with a group of about six supporters in the gallery.

He blew kisses to his crying partner and twice gestured towards his heart, indicating his love for her.

At one stage Mr Oulds held his handcuffed hands out and shrugged at his friends, as if puzzled about why he was before the court.

The prosecution offered no evidence and the formality was over quickly.

As Mr Oulds was led from the dock, he looked back at his friends and gave a grim smile and a thumbs-up.

Just three seats from his supporters and separated from them by only a handful of journalists, the young girlfriend of Jye Burns sat, quietly crying.

She refused to talk to the media except to say that Mr Burns and his alleged killer were friends but not best mates.

“They knew each other but not that well,” she said.

She left the courtroom ahead of Mr Oulds’ friends, saying she had to ring her dead boyfriend’s mother in Dalby.



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