'I thought he was going for a weapon': man jailed for shooting drug dealer

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Updated June 17 2024 - 2:01pm, first published 1:30pm
Police investigating the shooting of Scott Papworth in Aberglasslyn released these CCTV images looking for the gunman, Dylan Gee.
Police investigating the shooting of Scott Papworth in Aberglasslyn released these CCTV images looking for the gunman, Dylan Gee.

A MAN who shot and nearly killed Scott Papworth while he was being bashed outside his home at Aberglasslyn in 2021 claims he thought the career crook and drug dealer was "going for a weapon" and "blacked out" before pulling the trigger.

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Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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