Michael Zanco, 22, died on Friday after being shot on last Thursday night at an Amamoor property.
Michael Zanco, 22, died on Friday after being shot on last Thursday night at an Amamoor property.

Man caught 300km from Amamoor murder scene

A THIRD man has been charged over the alleged shooting of 22-year-old Gympie man Michael Zanco.

A 33-year-old Gympie man was arrested in Turkey Beach near Gladstone at 8.30am today, more than 300km from where Mr Zanco was allegedly shot in the back of the head at an Amamoor property on Frayne Rd last Thursday.

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The man was arrested without incident or injury after police were supplied information about an address in Turkey Beach, Gympie CIB detective Sergeant Rob Lowry said.

 

A silver utility police are searching for in relation to the fatal shooting of Michael Zanco. Photo: Police Media
A silver utility police are searching for in relation to the fatal shooting of Michael Zanco. Photo: Police Media

He has been charged with murder and attempted robbery and is expected to appear in Gladstone Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Sgt Lowry said police were still searching for crucial evidence in the case including a silver Ford utility (Queensland registration 268 ZOW) that had not been seen since the night of the shooting.

"From previous reports we understand it is the ute that Michael Zanco was brought to the hospital in," he said.

"It could be in a shed, the forestry or burnt out somewhere.

"If it is located we are treating it as a crime scene."

Police are also still seeking a weapon, which sparked a police dive search of a Frayne Rd dam and the Mary River this week.

Sgt Lowry said Mr Zanco's death had touched a lot of people in the community.

He thanked the public for their assistance.

"There are going to be more people that know something.

"We're interested in every piece that anyone has."

A piece of PVC pipe was found in a yard at Jones Hill and handed in after police called for public help to find it.

Kalabe John Steven Saurine, 19 and Nathan John Caulfield, 32, were both charged with murder and attempted armed robbery over the shooting this week.

They were remanded in custody until October after appearing in Gympie Magistrates Court.

Police have also charged 28-year-old woman Alyce Maree Burgess as an alleged accessory after the fact.

Gympie Times


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