Nick Martin (Rebels bikie boss Shot Dead) Wiki – Nick Martin (Rebels bikie boss Shot Dead) Biography
A rebels’ bike boss survived a series of close searches before being executed in front of the terrified families and young children during the police-described sniper attack.
51-year-old Nick Martin was shot in the back with his wife, step-daughter and partner on Saturday night while attending the Outlaw Nitro Challenge drag race event at the Perth Motorplex circuit.
As did former Gold Coast Bandido rider Ricky Chapman, partner of Martin’s stepdaughter Stacey Schoppe, a five-year-old boy living nearby also suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
As the gunman hunt continued, Martin’s grieving family responded to claims by WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson that he had ‘lost his status’ in the Rebels cycling gang.
Her 22-year-old daughter Tia Martin confirmed that she was not withdrawn by the club, but was legally prohibited from communicating with members of the Rebels and would ‘go to jail’ if she is caught dealing with them due to an ongoing lawsuit.
‘The charges were blamed and acted out of association, and had not been able to speak to anyone at the club for months, Ms Martin told The West Australian.
‘(His assassination) certainly did not come from within the club.
‘We are a family.’
Reports denied by her daughter suggested that her shooting was in retaliation for alleged problems with the club.
The Daily Mail Australia does not suggest that Mr. Martin was responsible for the deaths of any of his friends.
Prior to his death, Martin was a recognized identity in the Perth underworld and survived a series of attacks.
In March 2011, he was shot in the arm on his way to his home in Balcatta, in the northern suburbs of Perth.
When the rebels were locked in a feud with the Rock Machine Gang, and its member, Benjamin Spikes, was convicted for the shooting.
A year later, Martin’s home in Balcatta was the target of another attack and his car was bombed.
Martin’s heartbroken wife, Amanda, paid tribute by exchanging her Facebook profile photo with one of her late husband on Sunday, and this was filled with comments from her shocked friends.
The devastated stepdaughter also made a sincere moment of silence.
‘I tried, daddy, we tried so hard to keep you alive,’ said Ms. Schoppe on social media.
This is one of the saddest traumatic experiences I have ever witnessed. Be strong to my mother, we will get through this. I send love to your close family and friends. ‘
Other family members described Martin as a loving father, grandfather and husband.
Speaking to Seven News, “He would do anything for everyone and people don’t know who he really is.”
Commissioner Dawson claimed that the Rebels club had had a friction recently and revealed that Martin survived multiple attacks before he was suddenly cut short.
Nick Martin had lost his status in the Rebels’ illegal motorcycle gang. He was a long-term president, he had been shot several years ago (in 2011) and survived this shot, ” Commissioner Dawson told reporters on Sunday.
He was facing charges related to some financial crimes. He had lost his status with the Rebels club in Western Australia. ‘
Police believe a sniper fired a single precise long-range shot before escaping the scene.
The bikie gang also prepared for revenge attacks and put the illegal bikes on notice.
“We are in a high preparedness to ensure there are no retaliatory attacks, but that is the nature of these gangs we are dealing with,” Commissioner Dawson said.
‘We will be relentless in our police police against illegal motorcycle gangs, we have been here for many years and we will continue to do so. The police are conducting a comprehensive investigation.
We will make every effort to bring those responsible to justice.
A five-year-old boy who was residing nearby was also injured and received ‘light wound’ treatment by paramedics.
Sam Hijazi said that his son Eli did ‘well’.
Yeah he’s fine. He was a little shaken last night but now he’s fine, ‘said Mr. Hijazi The West Australian.
He didn’t even need a hospital. It wasn’t really bad (injury). ‘
Commissioner Dawson angry innocent boys caught innocent.
An example where innocent parties can be caught in this violent criminal gang that ended in murder. ” Said.
Fortunately, we should all be angry with this violent criminal behavior, a five-year-old boy with superficial wounds, but these criminals do not stop and do not respect human life.
The occurrence of this attack in a public place with many people, including children, demonstrates the nature of these violent criminal gangs.
“There are many completely innocent people now subjected to the worst crimes involving gangs.”
After the event, the event was canceled.
Terrified parents said they tried to protect their children and take them somewhere safe following the commotion.
‘We just heard a massive bang and we thought it was from a car,’ spectator Michaela Marshall told Seven News.
‘It’s horrible, it’s heartless. My 10-year-old child was there.’
Commissioner Dawson said the community had become ‘outraged at this type of violent criminal behaviour’.
‘This is not the Western Australia that we want to live in.’
The shooting comes after Martin was allegedly involved in a brawl with a Hells Angels bikie at The Sandbar, in Scarborough, on November 24.
Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting the two incidents are linked.
Security cameras filmed two men speaking with each other and shaking hands before coming to blows among staff and patrons at the trendy beachside bar.
Pub goers could be seen in the footage running away from the scuffle as furniture was tossed around the bar during the violent fight.
A man wearing a white shirt landed several huge punches and knees in the brawl while horrified onlookers watched on.
Martin was taken to Royal Perth Hospital while the other man was charged by the National Anti-Gangs Squad for ‘fighting in public causing fear’.
In April this year, Martin and his wife were charged as police investigated alleged extortion and money laundering schemes and were due to face court next week.
Fellow Rebels members recently accused Mr Martin of misappropriating funds and blamed him for a mass defection of members to the rival Mongols gang, Nine News reported.