A man accused of opening fire in broad daylight on a suburban street in Horsley last Friday was once linked to the shooting murder of ex-Comanchero bikie, Darko Janceski.
Derek Scott Ferguson was charged with accessory to murder in January 2013 amid police allegations he helped source the motorbike that Mr Janceski's killer used as a getaway vehicle in the April 2012 shooting.
Ferguson was remanded in custody after his arrest, then granted strict conditional bail until prosecutors sensationally dropped all charges against him eight months later.
In Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday, Ferguson's lawyer, Arjun Chhabra, pointed to his client's compliance with that bail as one of several reasons why the court should grant him bail on the fresh charges.
"It shows he was capable of compliance with bail even when facing the most serious of charges," Mr Chhabra said.
However, police opposed Ferguson's application for bail, saying he posed an "extreme risk to the community" if released.
Police will allege Ferguson was at his Denham Drive house on Friday morning when three unknown men arrived at the premises in a silver Ford Falcon.
CCTV footage of the incident shows the trio having a brief conversation with someone through the front door before one man tries to rip open the front screen door. It is alleged Ferguson pulls out a silver pistol and shoots three rounds at the men through the screen door.
The unknown men then flee on foot towards Dapto Public School, located less than 100 metres down the road. The footage allegedly shows Ferguson run out of the premises and continue firing at the group, in the direction of the school.
Police allege Ferguson got in his white Toyota Camry and left his home for about six minutes, before returning, searching the car, then throwing an "unknown object" over the top of his home.
Concerned neighbours contacted police, who arrived 15 minutes later.
When asked what had occurred, Ferguson allegedly told detectives "nah, nothing mate, nothing happened" and refused to talk further.
Court documents said officers found three holes in the front door consistent with bullet holes, as well as ricochet marks on the driveway, a projectile and a bullet casing in the front garden.
Police also found $25,000 cash in the house, alleged to be the proceeds of crime.
Ferguson was charged with four offences including discharging a firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and concealing a serious indictable offence of another.
In court on Tuesday, Mr Chhabra described Ferguson's bid for bail as an "application of humanity" revealing his client was suffering from a recurrent gastrointestinal tumour that required him to take daily chemotherapy tablets, attend regular medical appointments and receive treatment "immediately" if it flared up.
"Delays or inactivity can be fatal for him," Mr Chhabra said.
He said Ferguson could abide by bail conditions that were akin to house arrest including twice daily reporting to police.
He also said Ferguson's relatives could put up a "substantial" surety consisting of the family home and an amount of cash.
However, Magistrate Michael Stoddart said Ferguson could receive treatment for his medical conditions in custody and refused to release him on account of the seriousness of the allegations against him.
The case will return to court in January.