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Cops close in on bikie-linked killers of Omega Ruston in Gold Coast road rage attack #Cops #close #bikielinked #killers #Omega #Ruston #Gold #Coast #road #rage #attack

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Cops close in on bikie-linked killers of father-of-two gunned down in Australia Day road rage attack – and post a $250k reward to help solve the cold case

  • Omega Ruston was shot in the stomach on side of Gold Coast Highway in 2009
  • He was gunned down after pulling over to talk to group of men in maroon sedan
  • Police believe his killers are linked to Sydney bikie and organised crime gangs
  • $250K reward and legal indemnity has been offered for information on the case










A $250,000 reward is being offered for information about the shooting death of a father-of-two in a 2009 road rage attack on the Gold Coast.

Omega Ruston was shot in the stomach on the side of the Gold Coast Highway at Burleigh Heads on Australia Day, 12 years ago.

He was gunned down after pulling over to talk to a group of men who had stopped behind him in a small maroon sedan after an incident on the highway.

Omega Ruston was shot in the stomach on the side of the Gold Coast Highway at Burleigh Heads on Australia Day, 12 years ago

Two shots were fired from the rear passenger seat, one of them fatally wounding the 32-year-old construction worker. 

Police say it was a random attack.

Detective Inspector Chris Ahearn says the new reward may help with the investigation, which has had significant progress in recent months.

‘We still believe the persons directly involved in the shooting death of Omega were linked to the Gold Coast and Sydney chapters of organised crime syndicates and outlaw motorcycle gangs,’ he said in a statement.

‘We are aware relationships and loyalties in these gangs change. We are hopeful that the reward will encourage those people with information to come forward.’

Police Minister Mark Ryan says as well as the $250,000 reward, legal indemnity is on offer for anyone involved in the crime who didn’t pull the trigger.

Mr Ruston was gunned down after pulling over to talk to a group of men who had stopped behind him in a small maroon sedan after an incident on the highway

Mr Ruston was gunned down after pulling over to talk to a group of men who had stopped behind him in a small maroon sedan after an incident on the highway

Witnesses reported seeing three men of Middle Eastern appearance in the maroon vehicle during the shooting on the highway near the intersection with 5th Avenue about 10.25pm on Monday, January 26, 2009.

Detective Inspector Chris Ahearn says the new reward may help with the investigation, which has had significant progress in recent months

Detective Inspector Chris Ahearn says the new reward may help with the investigation, which has had significant progress in recent months

One rear passenger was seen holding a black semi-automatic style pistol. After the shooting the car drove away towards the south.

‘Any person who was involved in the crime but did not commit the offence and who comes forward and speaks with police first, is eligible for this indemnity from prosecution,’ Mr Ryan said.

‘This is worth serious consideration to anyone who has this information and has not yet come forward to police.’

After an appeal by Mr Ruston’s two brothers and police earlier this month, investigators received a new tip-off that the gun used was in Sydney’s Parramatta River.

Queensland detectives went there as NSW police divers looked for the weapon near the ferry terminal.

‘Examinations of the exhibits found in the Parramatta River are continuing,’ Queensland police said.

Witnesses reported seeing three men of Middle Eastern appearance in the maroon vehicle during the shooting on the highway near the intersection with 5th Avenue about 10.25pm on Monday, January 26, 2009

Witnesses reported seeing three men of Middle Eastern appearance in the maroon vehicle during the shooting on the highway near the intersection with 5th Avenue about 10.25pm on Monday, January 26, 2009



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