A Comanchero associate boasted of ‘looking lean’ and ‘feeling fit’ in a series of social media updates posted on his account while he was doing hard time in jail.
Police shot dead bikie ally Liam Scorsese, 31, on Sunday afternoon after allegedly lunging at cops near an ex-girlfriend’s home in Brisbane.
Scorsese had only walked free from a south Queensland prison on November 1 last year after serving three months for the brutal bashing of a bus driver.
He announced he was back on the streets on Instagram with a photo of himself with a shining Rolex on his wrist, standing by a Range Rover and showing off his abs.
The same account, ‘publicenemynumbr1’ had uploaded a series of messages, many written in first person, while he was supposed to be serving time at Gatton prison.
‘3 weeks and I’m a free man and coming home …’ one post said.
‘Can’t wait too see all my brothers and loved ones and family use all know who you are … #feelingfit #lookinglean #clearminded #cantwaittoseeyouall #fts’
He also posted throwback photos with his friend Harley Barbaro, the brother of slain gangster Pasquale: ‘Flash back to my (quiet) night with my brother’.
Within moments of walking free Scorsese jumped on his Instagram account to describe himself as ‘#jailfit’ and marking the beginning of a ‘new chapter.’
It’s unclear whether Scorsese had any in the posts while behind bars.
When Daily Mail Australia alerted prison authorities to the posts in October, a Queensland Corrective Services spokeswoman said there was ‘no evidence the posts to Instagram referred to in this enquiry were made by the prisoner in question while incarcerated’.
It is an offence to have a mobile phone in prison and allegations of any offences are referred to the Queensland Correctives Investigative Service, the spokeswoman said.
‘In some circumstances prisoners have been known to provide access to their social media accounts or have accounts created on their behalf while incarcerated.’
It’s understood life after jail had seen Scorsese get together with cosmetic tattoo artist Chireez Beytell and work with his father.
She posted a picture of a Versace watch, teddy bear and roses from Scorsese on Valentines Day.
‘The pain is unbearable, the suffering unimaginable,’ she said yesterday.
Detective Chief Superintendent Mick Niland told reporters officers present were ‘in fear of their lives’ when the shots were fired.
Scorsese was Tasered, but the weapon apparently had no impact.
The officers retreated before one of the two officers shot at him.