A Sydney man who shot a Lone Wolf bikie dead in broad daylight was defending himself against men carrying knuckle-dusters and a gun, a court has heard.
Tarek Abdallah is accused of gunning down Neal Todorovski, and firing at one of his associates John Leger, in the southern Sydney suburb of Sans Souci in January 2012.
When the men showed up brandishing knuckle-dusters and a gun, the Maroubra resident grabbed his own firearm from the driver's side of his car to defend himself, defence barrister David Dalton SC said.
In "dire fear" for his life, Abdallah unleashed a "volley of shots", Mr Dalton told the Supreme Court.
He said Abdallah knew Todorovski, a member of Lone Wolf motorcycle gang, had been out to get him after the 27-year-old's attempts to patch up a misunderstanding failed.
He'd only shot at a fleeing Leger as he ran away afterwards to scare him, Mr Dalton added.
He said given that the Selmon Street showdown happened during the day, it was illogical that Abdallah was carrying out a premeditated killing.
"Why do it in the middle of a Sans Souci street in the middle of the day? Why don't you have your gun in your pocket?" he said.
But crown prosecutor Paul Leask argued Abdallah had retrieved a gun from the passenger's side, not the driver's side, and fired directly at Mr Todorovski.
He said Abdallah had run to the other side of the vehicle after being set upon and made a conscious decision to shoot down his attackers.
Crown expert witnesses would explain Todorovski was shot through the heart, suggesting Abdallah aimed to kill, Mr Leask told the court.
Crime Scene expert Ellen Konza told the court that seven bullet shells, projectile blood stains and torn clothing were found at the scene.
The trial continues.