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Investigation continues into fatal Heddon Greta shooting


Homicide Squad detectives have released CCTV footage as part of an ongoing investigation into the fatal shooting of Zachery “Zac” Davies-Scott in Heddon Greta last year.

About 10.50pm on Tuesday 27 December, emergency services were called to Traders Way, about 20km east of Cessnock, following reports a man had been shot.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the male.

But, tragically, he died at the scene.

He’s since been identified as 25-year-old Davies-Scott, known to many in the area as “Donnie”.

State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad took carriage of the investigation under Strike Force Roslyn, with assistance provided from officers attached to the Hunter Valley Police District and Northern Region.

Detective Acting Superintendent Virginia Gorman said they were interested in speaking with a man, captured on CCTV at a service station in Lambton, who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, solid build, with dark hair.

He was wearing a black T-shirt with white Nike logo, black shorts, baseball cap, a cross-body bag and white shoes.

“Anyone who recognises this man – or has any information at all that could assist this investigation – is urged to come forward,” she said.

“We believe someone must know something… and no piece of information is too small.

“Our detectives are examining every piece of CCTV, looking at every clue and following every lead.

“We will not stop until we have brought those responsible for Zac’s death to justice.”

Police were originally told a number of people allegedly forced entry to the home before Davies-Scott was shot.

The group then left the scene in a white SUV that was seen travelling on Main Road, Heddon Greta, shortly after the incident.

In February 2023, strike force detectives seized a white 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander from a street in Boolaroo near Newcastle.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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