A man is expected to be charged with the alleged shooting murder of a man with “distant” bikie links, after a Queensland court ordered his extradition to NSW, police have said.
Phil Becker, 33, was arrested by Queensland Police after officers found his car at a service station at Jimboomba, south of Brisbane, about 4:30am today.
Becker was wanted for questioning by NSW detectives over the alleged shooting murder of Ace Hall, 31, at Tweed Heads on Saturday night.
Mr Hall was dumped outside Tweed Heads District Hospital, suffering a gunshot wound.
He was treated by medical staff, but died a short time later.
Today, Becker appeared before the Southport Magistrates Court on the Gold Coast, where the magistrate granted his extradition back to NSW.
Becker will be driven to Tweed Heads police station.
‘Distant’ bikie links
Detective Superintendent Wayne Starling said it is likely Becker would be charged with murder.
“We’ve been working very, very closely with the Queensland police and, as a result of that, we’ve been able to bring closure, hopefully, to the family of the deceased, Ace Hall,” he said.
“This investigation is still hot and in progress at the moment, so any assistance [from the public] would be greatly appreciated.”
Mr Hall has links to members of the Mongols bikie club on his Facebook account.
But, Detective Superintendent Starling said his death was not connected to any outlaw motorcycle gang.
“They were not immediately BOOKr.VIP to any of the known motorcycle gangs in our area,” he said.
“[He was] a distant associate of other motorcycle gangs, probably.”
Becker is expected to face Tweed Heads Local Court tomorrow.
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