A bitter break up is at the centre of an alleged shooting and home invasion involving members of the Bandidos bikie gang earlier this year.
Andrew Whitham and Tiffany Ciancio both 26, fronted the Melbourne’s Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday charged over the alleged incident at a Werribee home in July this year.
The court heard Mr Whitham, who is understood to be a patched member of the Bandidos MC, shot a man in the foot as he fled the Cambridge Crescent home on July 27.
Mr Whitham and two other co-offenders are alleged to have stormed the home armed with firearms after Ms Ciancio complained of receiving abusive and threatening text messages from the victim.
During a bail application, the court heard Ms Ciancio had asked Mr Whitham for help after being inundated with intimating messages from her ex-boyfriend.
The court heard the victim, who was asleep at the time, was forced to flee out his bedroom window after being confronted by the intruders.
Police allege Mr Whitham shot the man in the foot as he ran down the street.
Following Ms Ciancios’ arrest the young waitress told police she didn’t know the men she enlisted to help would turn up with guns and never meant for the victim to get hurt.
Ms Ciancio, who has no prior convictions, was granted bail and will return to court in February.
Mr Whitham did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody.
Source: Herald Sun