Man in court over shooting death

Christopher Jacobs was allegedly shot dead on July 4.

By Luke Voogt

A man has faced court over the shooting death of Corio man Chris Jacobs earlier this month.

John Lawrence Nelis, 36, of Lovely Banks, appeared in custody at Geelong Magistrates’ Court on Monday for a filing hearing.

Police arrested Mr Nelis last Friday and homicide detectives charged him with murder over the death of Mr Jacobs, 39.

The arrest followed a three-week police hunt after Mr Jacobs was allegedly shot dead on July 4.

Police rushed to a residence on Chaffey Square, Corio, at 4.50am following reports of a gunshot and found Mr Jacobs with critical wounds to his upper body.

Paramedics took him to hospital, where he later died.

Following the shooting, police and SES members searched the area for evidence that could lead them to Mr Jacobs’ killer.

Friends and family of Mr Jacobs posted tributes on social media in the days following his death.

Mr Nelis made no application for bail and was remanded in custody for a committal mention on November 13.

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