WITH four members of the "Mongrel Mob" on their way over to terrorise and rob his brother-in-law, Christopher Stokes armed himself with a loaded double-barrel shotgun and waited.
It was about 10.20pm on June 13 last year and Stokes was at a home in Allowah Street, Waratah West, with his brother-in-law, Brandon Jennings, a drug dealer who had previously been targeted by the group.
But the home invasion did not go as planned.
When the group jumped out of a car, kicked down the front door and Moore opened fire with a .22 rifle through the open doorway, Stokes was waiting.
Stokes, 34, also known as Christopher Van Gestel, fired back once or twice with the shotgun, the bullet striking Egan in the right hand and destroying his thumb.
The four men ran from the home and piled back into a car, dropping the .22 rifle in the front yard.
Four minutes later, Egan arrived at the emergency department of the Calvary Mater Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right hand.
Doctors later determined that his right thumb would need to be amputated and they also removed shrapnel from his hand and right shoulder.
Stokes fled north to Townsville in the aftermath of the shooting, but he kept in touch with Jennings and detectives were listening in as they discussed what happened.
Stokes, who was arrested after getting off a flight at Sydney Airport, pleaded guilty to recklessly cause grievous bodily harm in company and fire a firearm into a building over the shooting.
On Friday, he was jailed for a maximum of three years and nine months, with a non-parole period of two years and six months in Newcastle District Court.
Jennings, now 21, will be eligible for parole in December after he was jailed for a maximum of two years and nine months, with a non-parole period of one year and five months.
Moore, Egan, Jones and Primmer have all pleaded guilty to their roles in the bungled home invasion and will be sentenced in Newcastle District Court in October.