So called COMANCHERO Bikie president Vince Focarelli’s son Giovanni shot dead in 4th assassination attempt


Comanchero member Giovanni Focarelli shot dead as club president father Vince survives fourth attempt to kill him…These guys play with fire they are going to get burnt, but this story is mostly yet to be told and the facts from fiction get sorted out…Shame for Giovanni to die in such circumstances though.

Giovanni Focarelli, right, with father Vince outside the Adelaide Magistrates Court on January 12 this year.

COMANCHERO bikie Vince Focarelli has refused to tell police who shot and killed his son Giovanni in a ”targeted attack” in Adelaide’s north last night. (Son or stepson, does it matter?)

Update 24th November 2014

Do you have information about the shooting of Giovanni Focarelli?

CCTV footage showing the moment a man was shot dead in Adelaide in 2012 has been released by SA Police today in a bid to elicit additional information from the community to assist investigators.

Giovanni Focarelli was killed as he sat in the front passenger’s seat of a car stopped on Flame Ave, Dry Creek on Sunday January 29, 2012.

Also seriously injured in the attack was Mr Focarelli’s father, Vincenzo.

Police release CCTV of Giovanni Focarelli’s Dry Creek murder

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Police have released CCTV vision of the place where a man was shot dead in Adelaide nearly three years ago, hoping someone will come forward who can identify the attacker.

Giovanni Focarelli, 22, was sitting in the front seat of a car at Dry Creek in early 2012 when he was murdered.

His father Vince, who had bikie links, was seriously injured in the attack.

Vince Focarelli later flagged down a police car at suburban Prospect, with his son in the back seat of the car.

Police said an Adelaide bikie gang member was the key suspect and they hoped they were close to an arrest.

Detective Inspector Greg Hutchins of the major crime investigation branch said officers had been building their case.

“This footage is among the evidence seized by police. A small piece of information may be all it now takes to complete this criminal jigsaw puzzle and put the offender and any co-conspirators before the courts,” he said.

He said police would keep pursuing the case vigorously.

“I would like to take this opportunity to remind both the offenders and the wider community that we do not file murder cases until they are solved and we will continue to pursue those responsible for this,” he said.

Detective Inspector Hutchins reminded people they could make an anonymous approach to police.

Bikie gang members are notorious for not assisting police in investigations and even going so far as to hide evidence, hinder police investigations and intimidate witnesses,” he said.

“Police will not be deterred and we remain extremely positive that the offender will be arrested.”

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9AM UPDATE

BIKIE lawyer Craig Caldicott told ABC Radio this morning that Mr Focarelli has managed to alienate large sections of the bikie community

“I’ve only obtained information from the media and from other people who indicate the father had a falling out with a member of the Hell’s Angels on a personal level. They had been friends and suddenly there was a falling out.’

“Out of the genesis from that Focarelli appeared to try to protect himself and from the New Boys then tried to brand himself a Comanchero and has managed to alienate large sections of the bikies fraternity.

Mr Caldicott said it appears that Focarelli has also made enemies with the Comancheros – and claimed Focarelli was not a member of the club despite claiming its presidency.

“No he isn’t,” Mr Caldicott said when asked if Mr Focarelli is a member.

“(His presidency) is a self-appointed title as far as I’m aware.”

Police at the scene confirmed that Giovanni’s body was in the back seat of a car on Prospect Rd, just outside Prospect Village Shopping Centre in Adelaide.

An SA ambulance spokeswoman said that a man with multiple gunshot wounds had been taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital.

She said he was in stable condition and walking when ambulance crews arrived at the scene.

Police confirmed the man was Vince Focarelli who has been the target of previous three assassination attempts.

Ten police vehicles sealed off Prospect Rd within minutes of the first reports about 9pm.

Police search the vehicle in which Giovanni Focarelli’s body was found in.

A blue sedan with West Australian registration plates was parked on Prospect Rd outside the shopping centre and Giovanni’s body was inside. The cars headlights and hazard lights were on.

TWO young women have narrowly avoided injury after being repeatedly fired at by a pistol-wielding gunman in Adelaide’s northern suburbs.

A group of people who arrived at the scene at 9.35pm had to be restrained by police from entering the crime scene. One woman had to be tackled by three officers.

Minutes earlier, paramedics had gathered around the rear of the vehicle and they were believed to be checking a body for signs of life.

There were reports that an ambulance had earlier rushed a person to hospital.

Last month Giovanni was by his father’s side as Vince fronted court to face charges relating to a brawl at a Plympton hotel.

Giovanni was stabbed in the stomach and chest outside his father’s Hindley Street tattoo parlour Ink Central on May 22, 2010.

Vince, who survived a gunman’s ambush on December 15 at Munno Para and whose alleged associates engaged in a gunfight at a North Adelaide cafe, broke his silence to counter rumours that the Comanchero Motorcycle Club is plagued by infighting.

In a statement signed by him and released by him earlier this month, he called for privacy.

“Mr Focarelli denies there is any disharmony or in-house fighting within the Comancheros Motorcycle Club,” the statement said.

Mr Caldicott said it appears that Focarelli has also made enemies with the Comancheros, a club he is not a member of despite claiming its presidency.

“No he isn’t,” Mr Caldicott said when asked if Mr Focarelli is a member.

“(His presidency) is a self appointed title as far as I’m aware.”

Despite the rift between rival bikie gangs Mr Caldicott speculated that the shooting may have been over a drug deal going sour.

“The fact that it was at an oval at Dry Creek would tend to suggest it being a drug deal going wrong,” Mr Caldicott said.

“It may not have been necessarily anything to do with bikies, rather other people that Mr Focarelli’s managed to alienate over the years.”

EARLIER

COMANCHERO bikie Vince Focarelli has refused to tell police who shot and killed his son Giovanni in a ”targeted attack” in Adelaide’s north last night.

Police at the scene confirmed that Giovanni’s body was in the back seat of a car on Prospect Rd, just outside Prospect Village Shopping Centre.

Police believe Focarelli – the self-proclaimed leader of the Comancheros SA chapter – and his son had been shot in a ”planned” attack at Flame Ave, Dry Creek.

Police have cordoned off the street and are doorknocking residents.

THE SCENE AT DRY CREEK

Bleeding from up to four bullet wounds, Focarelli bundled his son, 22, into his Ford sedan and drove down Prospect Rd where he flagged down a police patrol for help.

Detective Superintendent Grant Moyle said police have spoken to Focarelli at the Royal Adelaide Hospital but ”he has declined to provide us with any information that might assist us in identifying the offender”.

”I would suggest it was a very planned and targeted attack,” he said.

”We have a scene at Dry Creek where we believe the shooting did take place.

”We believe Mr Focarelli was driving from there down Prospect Rd where he has come across a patrol and has stopped in front of that and sought assistance.”

Det Supt Moyle could not say whether Giovanni died at the scene of the shooting or if he was alive when his father sought police help.

THE SCENE ON PROSPECT RD

Vince Focarelli had boasted only weeks ago that he was “The only man on the planet with nine lives”.

Ten police vehicles sealed off Prospect Rd within minutes of the first call for an ambulance around 9pm.

A witness said an ambulance officer had told them that whoever was responsible for the shooting was still on the loose.

A blue sedan with West Australian registration plates was parked on Prospect Rd with its headlights and hazard lights on.

A group of people who arrived at the scene at 9.35pm had to be restrained by police from entering the crime scene. One woman had to be tackled by three officers.

Minutes earlier, paramedics had gathered around the rear of the vehicle and were believed to be checking a body for signs of life.

A nearby Prospect Rd resident said: “I heard a loud noise.

“It was a strange sound. I came down and there were police already here.

“As I got here, they rushed someone from the car to the ambulance.”

Police were searching the immediate area around the car for evidence.

Focarelli shooting

Det Supt Moyle stopped short of calling the latest shooting a bikie war but said police are concerned that the situation could escalate.

After a court appearance earlier this month, Vince bragged on Facebook that he “feels like a rock star” from all the media attention generated by his narrow escapes.

It was posted on December 16, the day after surviving his third assassination attempt after being shot in the leg at Munno Para West.

Vince and Giovanni Focarelli

Giovanni, in his early 20s, was stabbed in the stomach and chest outside his father’s Hindley Street tattoo parlour Ink Central on May 22, 2010.

Vince, whose alleged associates engaged in a gunfight at a North Adelaide cafe, broke his silence to counter rumours that the Comanchero Motorcycle Club is plagued by infighting.

In a statement signed by him and released by him earlier this month, he called for privacy.

“Mr Focarelli denies there is any disharmony or in-house fighting within the Comancheros Motorcycle Club,” the statement said.

Family and friends of Vince and Giovanni Focarelli arrive at the Prospect Rd scene last night

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23 thoughts on “So called COMANCHERO Bikie president Vince Focarelli’s son Giovanni shot dead in 4th assassination attempt

  1. Let the lot of them shoot it out… Good Riddance to the lot of them..
    They operate above the law & seem to go about there “deals” unapposed..
    Kid street gangs grown up & then use guns…

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  2. Sad. But it’s a tough world for everyone. Bad things happen to people every day and God seems to sit back and do nothing about it. Where was God when this happened?

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    • Ummmmmm Al, sorry to tell you but there is no god, we are our own gods! Thats my belief anyway, we all have our own opinions.

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    • GOD gives everyone a free will . A choice to either follow the god of this world ( ie satans way of getting,which leads to misery) or GOD’s way of giving which leads to peace joy and happiness. These young men have made their choice and GOD, like the gentleman he is, says fine,I wont force you to do anything. The question really should be “why didn’t I seek GOD with all my heart, mind, Soul and strength?”

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  3. If you want to get yourself and your family involved in this lifestyle and they proclaim presidency and membership in something you are not involved in, there is going to be a back lash.
    If this was a drug deal gone wrong or a hit, that is what happens when you brag and become a threat to a world that plays by rules he just doesn’t understand. It isn’t a game it is real life and now he has paid the ultimate price!!!! He will one day pay with his own life, although he brags he has 9 lives….. What an idiot!!!!!!
    How about the people who have to face this mess, police, ambos etc……..

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  4. he seems to be a slow learner.looks like somebody dont like u IDIOT.i think he should get a brain and get the fuck out of there.

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  5. KARMA! If you want to be a thug, behave like a thug, deal in drugs, intimidate witnesses and be a general scumbag, then you will end up full of holes. What a shame both of these scumbags weren’t perforated like colanders.
    What we really need is someone to tell the Hells Angels that the Comancheros are going around, calling them a bunch of poofters!
    Then we’ll have the pleasure of seeing more of these scumbags getting drilled. Imagine the savings to the long-suffering taxpayers!
    The only people really, genuinely, weeping will be the lawyers!!

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  6. How funny is the last pic! The fat one looks like the dopy fat chick from Fat Pizza! I have seen fiorst hand the damage that drugs do to users, families, and friends. I love to see these scum feel a bit of the pain themselves.

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  7. Poor bloke no body deserves to die fuck the police dogs .tell the cunts nothing and sort it out ur self boys

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  8. What a pair of dickheads.This is what underbelly has spawned, a couple 5 foot 3 dickheads and a few scumbags from the northern suburbs running around calling themselves commo’s when they’re nothing more then a street crew at best who prey on impressionable scumbags who have nothing else in life to join their crew, tattoo shop in Hindley street or not. (which was taken control of by the finks last week *hi Mazarak!*) I dont agree with the whole bikie thing, but what Enzo Focarelli needs is to be thrown into mainstream jail with a few big, well trained, pissed off REAL BIKERS, just to show him how far out of his league he really is. That is if the death of his son the other night hasn’t made him already realize. Underbelly wannabes, nothing more.

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    • jeff – he finally got there, and look at him now – crying mental health issues because he’s in G – well he’s finally made it – in with the big boys. I remember him when he was a skinny, 5′ nothing, with a big mouth and hanging around with little kids getting them hooked on H so he’d be like the pied piper – so what does that make him….always a friggin rat, amongst other things….

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  9. Spot on Jeff

    Bikie Gang? Members drive their cars to go see the dickhead in hospital….Smurf gang they are…Anyway Vince has been denied bail to attend his step sons funeral…Obviously there would not be enough room with all the undercover task-force there spying on the riff raff who roll up…

    Word is (no surprise) he is a dead man walking…I also hear no money was exchanged in “Selling” his tattoo business

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  10. small man small brain lights on nobody home.swaggering little lebo turd when he hits main stream the swagger will be punched out of him.no gangs in jail dickhead.better men than them in there.fucken milky bar gangsters the lot of them.stand over merchants but not one out
    they got no heart one out

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  11. Plastic mafia there not men i.ve served with real men send the army in they know how to shoot straight there nothing but glorified drug dealers.

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