FIRST PICTURES: Inside the Darwin shooting crime scene
THE man who saw his mate shot dead in Woolner last Tuesday says victim Robert "Kiwi Bob" Courtney is looking over him.
Speaking at the house he shared with Mr Courtney in the recycling yard Ben Hoffmann allegedly stormed through on Tuesday, Johnny Reid said he could feel Mr Courtney's presence.
"Last night I slept in there and the thing is it's like his spirit was here," Mr Reid said.
"I slept like an angel. Everywhere else I slept after this happened I couldn't sleep, but last night I was calm.
"I don't know whether it was him keeping guard over me or what."
The house - which crime scene investigators finished processing on Saturday afternoon - now has pellet holes in the walls from Hoffmann's alleged killing spree. "It's just a little bit upsetting … at the moment I'm fine," Mr Reid said.
A lone bunch of flowers mark the spot where Mr Courtney died under a tree, and Mr Reid said some mates were due to come over on Sunday to perform a traditional smoking ceremony.
"If only that tree could talk," he said.
Mr Reid said he would be staying put until at least after his Mr Courtney's family had a chance to clear out his belongings and arrange for his body to be flown home to New Zealand.
Police on Sunday had finished processing all four crime scenes; Woolner, the Buff Club, Gardens Hill Cres and the Palms Motel.