Footage of cops arresting man in undies

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Two 24-year-old men have been arrested over last year’s fatal Christmas shooting. Picture: NSW Police

Dramatic footage of strike force detectives arresting a man in his underwear who was later charged over a fatal Christmas shooting in NSW’s Hunter Region last year has been released.

On Tuesday morning, NSW Police executed a search warrant at a home in Boomerang Beach, about 20km south of Forster, and arrested a 24-year-old man.

He was subsequently charged with murder nearly one year after 25-year-old Zachery Davies-Scott was fatally shot in a suspected “home invasion gone wrong”.

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The 24-year-old was arrested in Boomerang Beach on Tuesday and has been charged with murder. Picture: NSW Police

Mr Davies-Scott, who was called “Donnie”, was shot in his home on Traders Way in Heddon Greta, about 20km east of Cessnock, about 10.50pm on Tuesday, December 27 after a group of people allegedly forced entry into the home.

Mr Davies-Scott was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics but died at the scene.

Police allege the 25-year-old was killed in a suspected “home invasion gone wrong” during which a 52-year-old woman suffered minor injuries while attempting to fight off the alleged attackers.

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Police executed two search warrants at homes north of Sydney this week. Picture: NSW Police

Mr Davies-Scott’s pregnant partner was among other uninjured family members who witnessed the incident.

Police believe the group fled the scene in a white SUV along Main Rd in Heddon Greta. Police later seized a white 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander from a street in Boolaroo near Newcastle in February 2023.

Detectives arrested the 24-year-old man in Boomerang Beach about 6am on Tuesday and subsequently took him to Forster Police Station, where he was charged with murder.

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One 24-year-old man was arrested over in Boomerang Beach on Tuesday. Picture: NSW Police
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Another 24-year-old man was arrested on Thursday morning in Cessnock. Picture: NSW Police

He is expected to appear before Maitland Local Court on January 10, 2024.

Following his arrest, another 24-year-old man was arrested about 6am on Thursday after a search warrant was executed in Cessnock.

He was taken to Cessnock Police Station and is expected to also be charged with murder, according to police.