A witness yesterday confirmed the gun used to shoot Joshua Maynard was the same one Chad Shedden brought to his house six weeks earlier.
Bradley White told court he had asked Shedden to put away the sawn-off shotgun that he’d brought to his Tenambit house.
When he asked Shedden, 34, what the gun was for he replied “for protection”, the court heard.
Mr White said he took the gun from Shedden and saw that it was not loaded.
He asked why and said Shedden pulled out a bullet from his pocket.
He said Shedden bought the gun after someone broke into his home and stole a Samurai sword in January, 2010.
The court heard Shedden and his brother John had been called on by a young family friend six months earlier to stop a fight between his friends, the Lakeside Crew, and a rival gang, the Raymond Terrace Boys.
Mr White said Shedden believed the Raymond Terrace Boys were responsible for the break-in at his house.
He said he was with Chad and John Shedden on June 30, 2010 when he was asked to drive a teenager home who had been assaulted by members of the Raymond Terrace Boys, the court heard.
Mr White said he, the Shedden brothers and a group of teenagers were walking along Links Drive when a Commodore pulled up and Joshua Maynard got out waving a “sword” in front of John Shedden.
In a matter of seconds, Mr White said he heard Chad Shedden yell “John watch out” and then say “I’ll shoot ya” before he drew the shotgun from his pants and fired toward Joshua Maynard at close range.
Shedden has pleaded not guilty to murder claiming he was acting in defence of his brother.
The trial continues.