Michael Yap has described his terror as he was stared down by a masked "commando" gunman running from the Brunswick Club on the night of Lewis Moran's murder.
Michael Yap told the Supreme Court trial of Geelong man Evangelos Goussis he had just left the club and was standing on the other side of the road when he heard gunshots. He looked around and saw two men leaving the club, one of whom stared straight at him."I really felt scared at that time," Mr Yap said.
"Thank goodness he kept on running."Goussis, 40, of Bell Post Hill, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Moran, 58, who was gunned down by a balaclava-clad gunman in March 2004.It is alleged Goussis and two other men accepted a $150,000 contract from Carl Williams and Tony Mokbel to kill Moran.
Mr Yap, a quality engineer, and Brunswick Club member, told the jury he had just left the club and was walking back to his car when he heard gunshots."I heard one at first and then another one soon after and probably more after that," Mr Yap said.Mr Yap said he then saw the shotgun-wielding man running about a metre behind another man, who appeared unarmed. Both were wearing balaclavas.
He said the man with the shotgun was around "five foot, seven, maybe less (170cm)" and seemed to be "pretty agile" and "fairly athletic".
"He ran fairly quickly, he had a bit ... of like a commando look about him the way he was carrying the weapon," Mr Yap said.
Another witness, King Yip Wong, a former Pizza Hut delivery driver, told the court he saw a man chasing two men near the Brunswick Club on March 31, 2004.
Mr Wong was driving down a side alley near the club, when he saw the men. He said the second man had a mask on and was carrying two guns.
Goussis' barrister Stephen Shirrefs has previously told the court his client is not the balaclava-clad gunman seen in Brunswick Club security footage shown to the jury.
The trial before Justice Betty King continues on Monday
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