A Comanchero bikie wiped away tears as he appeared in court on Monday, accused of punching a man and threatening to kill police in the aftermath of a fight that resulted in the death of the gang's Canberra commander.
Local Comanchero leader Pitasoni Tali Ulavalu, 48, died outside popular Civic nightspot Kokomo's in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police are yet to formally identify Mr Ulavalu and piece together the circumstances of his death, but early indications are that he was stabbed inside the venue before dying in the street.
Police documents tendered to the ACT Magistrates Court say "numerous" members of the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang were involved in the incident.
According to the documents, police were called about 12.05am, and arrived at the scene to find multiple people with serious injuries.
"A cordon was set up around the injured OMCG members and police attempted to control the other OMCG members that were highly agitated at the location," the documents say.
Officers identified one of these people as Jaymie Leam Turner, a Comanchero from Kaleen who worked for Mr Ulavalu as a formwork stripper.
The 30-year-old is not a suspect in Mr Ulavalu's death, and no one has been charged with causing the death.
At the crime scene, Turner was allegedly "extremely agitated towards police and all other members of the public".
Police say he tried to walk past the cordon before being stopped, prompting him to point in an officer's face and scream: "I'll f---ing break your nose, c---".
Turner also allegedly screamed: "Don't touch me. I'll f---ing knock you out", before swinging his arm at police and pushing an officer in the chest.
About 12.25am, an unidentified man called out to Turner, according to police, who say Turner ran at this person.
"On reaching the member of the public, the defendant swung his right fist and struck the member of the public in the face while yelling, "Shut the f--- up, c---"," police allege.
Turner was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House, where officers told him he would not receive police bail and that Mr Ulavalu had died.
The 30-year-old allegedly responded by yelling at a detective acting sergeant, making threats including: "F---en dog. I'm going to find your kids and your partner and I'm going to f--- them all up. I'm gonna wait outside the station and watch where you live, and I will f---en shoot you. F--- you. You have no idea what's going to happen to you, c---, no idea."
Police say they have CCTV, with audio, that captures the threats.
In court on Monday, Turner was formally charged with affray, intentionally threatening to kill a person, and breaching a good behaviour order.
He looked distressed and wiped away tears as he appeared via audio-visual link.
A Legal Aid duty lawyer applied for him to be released on bail, telling the court that Turner had been drinking at home with no intention of going to Civic in the early hours of Sunday.
The lawyer said Turner had been contacted by someone who told him that "a close friend" had been badly injured, prompting him to go to the scene.
He said "a somewhat exceptional set of circumstances" had led to Turner being brought before the court, with his friend and employer having died.
"[Turner] agrees in the cold light of day, now that he has sobered up, that this was a pretty appalling way to act towards the police," the lawyer said.
Prosecutor Elizabeth Wren opposed bail, saying Turner had initiated confrontations with police.
She said that with his ongoing Comanchero association, he would be able to obtain guns and carry out his alleged threats if he so desired.
This prompted an angry outburst from Turner, who replied: "How can you say that?"
Ms Wren went on to say Turner was subject to a good behaviour order for affray, following a clash between the Comancheros and Nomads last year, and that order did not appear to have deterred him from similar offending.
She said police would be responsible for monitoring Turner's compliance if he was granted bail, and the 30-year-old's criminal history showed several incidents in which he had been violent towards police.
Magistrate Louise Taylor refused bail, agreeing that Turner had demonstrated disrespect for authority.
"[Turner] is clearly emotional and distressed arising from the death of his friend," she said.
Ms Taylor said that was understandable, but it did not justify Turner's alleged offending.
Turner is expected to appear in court again next month.