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Teen faces court for Gold Coast murder

AAP logoAAP 3/12/2016 Stuart Layt

A alleged teenage bikie associate charged over the shooting death of a Gold Coast father claims the whole incident was a tragic accident.

Taylor Ruatara, 18, faced Southport Magistrates Court on Saturday charged with murdering Jason Boyd, 41, who was shot dead at his Carrara home on Friday morning.

The teenager's lawyer Michael Gatenby said Ruatara claims he found the gun at the property while attending a party, and that he didn't realise it was real.

"He advised police that the gun has accidentally discharged," Mr Gatenby told AAP.

"His version is that it belonged to the deceased."

Ruatara was remanded in custody, and Mr Gatenby says he will apply for bail in the Supreme Court.

He's also scheduled to re-appear in court on February 21 for a committal hearing mention.

A 31-year-old woman is still being sought by police over the shooting.

It's alleged she was also at the party when Mr Boyd was shot, and allegedly went on the run with Ruatara on Friday before he handed himself in.

Police remained at the scene of the shooting at Carrara on Saturday gathering evidence.

Mr Boyd also allegedly had links to a bikie gang, however, his family have denied those reports.

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