Targeted: The family home of Finks bikie boss BR Rekerwas was showered in bullets in the early-morning attack. Picture: Supplied
Targeted: The family home of Finks bikie boss BR Rekerwas was showered in bullets in the early-morning attack. Picture: Supplied

Bikie boss’s house sprayed with bullets

POLICE believe shots fired into a Melbourne home while a one-week-old baby was inside were part of a targeted attack on the boss of an outlaw motorcycle gang.

Investigations are under way after several shots were fired into the Warrain Street home and a car was set alight in a brazen attack at Frankston shortly before 5am on Thursday.

The victim of the early morning firebombing and shooting attack has been identified as head of Finks Motorcycle Club Brent James (BJ) Reker, according to the Herald Sun.

It is believed Reker, his wife, their weeks-old son and one other adult were in the house at the time, but no one was injured as it was peppered with bullets.

Forensic police pick up a bullet casing off the street outside the house. Picture: Nicole Garmston
Forensic police pick up a bullet casing off the street outside the house. Picture: Nicole Garmston

 

Men wearing Finks insignia bikie jumpers at the scene of the Frankston shooting. Picture: Nicole Garmston
Men wearing Finks insignia bikie jumpers at the scene of the Frankston shooting. Picture: Nicole Garmston

Investigators say the incident was targeted. About 10 minutes after the shooting, another car was set on fire five kilometres away.

Police are investigating if it’s connected to the attack on the house.

Shortly after the shooting, people wearing Finks bikie jumpers began arriving at the house, which reportedly had several bullet holes in a front window.

Police found bullet casings on the street outside.

Police are expected to be in the area for the next couple of days, conducting doorknocks to speak with local residents and answer any concerns.

In 2011, Mr Reker had a case dropped from court after prosecution witnesses failed to show, according to the Herald Sun.

The car firebombed out the front of the house. Picture: Nicole Garmston
The car firebombed out the front of the house. Picture: Nicole Garmston

 

Another car was found burnt out a few blocks away. Picture: Nicole Garmston
Another car was found burnt out a few blocks away. Picture: Nicole Garmston

Reker was awarded $5000 for costs to cover the case where he was accused of being in a street fight with a rival gang member.

In 2012, he was jailed for three years for attempting to extort $2000 or record two teens bashing their friend after they were accused falsely boasting of having links with the gang.

He was reportedly a former sergeant-at-arms at Rock Machine outlaw bikie group before shifting to the Finks.