Rebels President arrested at Kingswood

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The President of the Rebels Windsor Chapter has been arrested and charged with the murder of a man on the Central Coast last year.

About 7.45pm on Thursday, July 24 2014, police and ambulance paramedics were called to Comserv Close in West Gosford after 29-year-old Laurie Starling was shot outside the front of his business.

Mr Starling died at the scene.

Detectives from State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and Brisbane Water Local Area Command formed Strike Force Zeitz to investigate the death.

This has included appeals for information about three men seen leaving the area in a small, silver-coloured vehicle.

As a result of their inquiries, Strike Force Zeitz detectives, assisted by the Tactical Operations Unit, attended a home in Kingswood around 6am today.

There, they arrested the 35-year-old President of the Rebels Windsor Chapter. He was taken to St Marys Police Station and charged with murder. Refused bail, he is expected to appear before Penrith Local Court this afternoon.

A number of exhibits, including steroids, were seized from the Kingswood home, while officers also seized a number of other items of interest during a search warrant at a property in Quakers Hill.

Today’s operation follows the arrest of a 29-year-old man at a property in South Windsor about 6am on Thursday, April 23 this year. He was taken to Windsor Police Station, where he was charged with murder; sell firearm; and possess ammunition without authority. His matters remain before the courts.

The investigation by Strike Force Zeitz continues, with detectives closely examining the actions of those who allegedly shot Mr Starling as well as the actions of those involved in the organisation of the shooting.

Police will address the media this afternoon in relation to the arrest.

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