Vehicle seized as investigations into fatal Heddon Greta shooting continue

Thursday, 23 February 2023 12:52:43 PM

Homicide Squad detectives have seized a vehicle this morning as part of ongoing investigations into the fatal shooting of a man in the state’s Hunter region late last year.

About 10.50pm on Tuesday 27 December 2022, emergency services responded to reports of a man being shot at a home on Traders Way, Heddon Greta, about 20km east of Cessnock.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the man; however he died at the scene.

He has since been identified as 25-year-old Zachery ‘Zac’ Davies-Scott, known to many in the area as ‘Donnie’.

Local police from Hunter Valley Police District conducted initial investigations, before the matter was referred to the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad under Strike Force Roslyn.

Police have been told a number of people forced entry to the home before Mr 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.

Following inquiries, including a public appeal for assistance, strike force detectives seized the white SUV, a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander, from a street in Boolaroo near Newcastle about 10am today (Thursday 23 February 2023).

The vehicle will undergo forensic examination in Newcastle.

Homicide Squad Commander, Detective Acting Superintendent Virginia Gorman, said investigations remain ongoing into the incident.

“The vehicle seizure today is a positive development for strike force investigators and the results from the examination will form part of inquiries.

“We continue to appeal to the Hunter region community for anyone who may have information that could assist in bringing those responsible for Zac’s death to justice, to come forward,” Det A/Supt Virginia Gorman said.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Roslyn investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.