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Teenager says he killed mate in ‘tragic accident’

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A man is taken away by paramedics from the scene of a fatal shooting at Carrara on the Gold Coast. Photo: AAP
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A teenager speaking to police over the fatal shooting of a man on the Gold Coast claims it was a tragic accident, his lawyer says.

The 18 year old presented at Southport Police Station late on Friday afternoon.

Officers had been looking for him and a 31-year-old woman in relation to the shooting death of Jason Boyd, an alleged Nomads bikies associate, on Friday morning.

The man’s lawyer, Michael Gatenby, has told Nine News his client accidentally shot Mr Boyd after a night of partying.

“Look he’s absolutely devastated, these two were good friends. The account we’ve initially been provided with is it’s just a tragic accident,” Mr Gatenby said.

The 31-year-old woman believed to have been travelling with the teen and also wanted in relation to the shooting, remains at large.

Police released mugshots of both the young man and heavily-tattooed female early on Friday afternoon as well as a picture of a white Holden sedan they may have been travelling in.

Paramedics arrived at a gated residence in Carrara, where Boyd lived inside a shed on the property, about 8.45am on Friday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are investigating whether the shooting may be connected to an outlaw bikie group and whether drugs were involved.

Detectives from Taskforce Maxima will be involved in the investigation.


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