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Who was Omega Ruston?(Cold case breakthrough as FOUR men including a former bikie are arrested over the alleged road rage drive-by shooting murder of a father-of-two) Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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Who was Omega Ruston?

Omega Ruston, 32, was shot to death in a suspected road rage attack on the Gold Coast Highway on January 26, 2009.

Omega Ruston (above), 32, was shot to death in an alleged road rage incident on Gold Coast Highway on January 26, 2009.

Ruston and one of his friends got out of the vehicle as a small maroon four-door sedan pulled up behind them.

The sedan then drove away and he allegedly fired two shots from the rear passenger window.

One of the bullets struck Mr. Ruston in the stomach, killing him.

The brown sedan was allegedly seen by witnesses traveling south on the highway after the shooting.

They described three men in the sedan as Middle Eastern and allegedly saw a man in the back seat with a black semi-automatic pistol.

On Monday night and Tuesday morning, police made four arrests in a breakthrough for the cold case.

Mr. Ruston was stopped on the road after an incident with another car when he passed a maroon sedan and allegedly fired two shots out the rear passenger window.

The photo shows the moment a 37-year-old man was arrested in Huntingwood in connection with the shooting.

Suspect

Haysam Hamdan was detained at Sydney airport as he was allegedly trying to flee the country, while former Nomad and Bandito rider Paul Younan was detained elsewhere.

Both men have been suspects since the beginning of the investigation and were named in Queensland court documents from 2012.

Charged and Arrest

A third unnamed man was arrested in New South Wales on Tuesday morning, along with a lorry driver later that day who was taken to the Brisbane Watchhouse.

The Australian Federal Police and New South Wales anti-bikie police said the first three men were aged 37, 39 and 43.

They were charged on Queensland warrants and extradition requests are expected to be filed so they can face murder charges.

Investigation

Police are expected to allege that Mr Ruston was leaving the celebrations in North Burleigh when his ute was cut off in traffic.

He argued with the other group through his car window before getting out of the car to confront the other driver outside a McDonald’s in Burleigh Heads.

That’s when police allege the third car shot at him and he died at the scene despite the efforts of two friends to save his life.

Last year, Inspector Chris Ahearn said police were investigating links to Gold Coast and Sydney organized crime syndicates and motorcycle gangs they believe helped passengers in the sedan after the shooting.

The maroon sedan was reportedly seen by witnesses traveling south on the highway after the incident.

A full review of the cases was ordered and a $250,000 reward was offered for information leading to convictions.

“His children have had to grow up without their father being a part of their lives and our family has had to carry on,” Ruston’s brother Nicholas said at the time.

In March last year, police conducted a search of the Parramatta River, west of Sydney, with metal detectors in the hope of finding the weapon used in the shooting.

Queensland Police’s Chris Ahearn announced that the weapon was an “identical ballistic match to a firearm used at the West Sydney Ink Tattoo Parlour”.

Younan faced Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday, and Hamdan was expected to appear in Sydney Central Court.

Police are expected to address the media on Tuesday afternoon.

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