Two charged following Bourke St fatal stabbing
Victorian Police Homicide Squad detectives charged two men on November 4 following the fatal stabbing of a man in Melbourne’s CBD on Sunday, October 30.
With assistance from Gang Crime Squad and VIPER Taskforce, warrants were executed at two residential properties in Delahey and Seabrook on November 4.
A 23-year-old Seabrook man and a 20-year-old Delahey man have both been charged with murder, affray, intentionally cause serious injury and intentionally cause injury.
The duo faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on November 4.
The charges follow an incident where emergency services were called to Bourke St at around 5.45am on October 30 following reports of a group of people fighting.
Two men sustained stab wounds and were conveyed to hospital in a critical condition where a 20-year-old Cranbourne man later died.
The second man remains in hospital.
Detective Inspector Dean Thomas from Victoria Police’s Homicide Squad said, “I understand what we saw in Melbourne over the weekend has shocked and concerned the community.”
“There were a number of instances of young males displaying a willingness to engage in violent, knife-related crime, resulting in the death of one male and serious injury to a number of others.”
“Carrying knives will result in tragic outcomes for all parties concerned and the ramifications are severe and life-changing.”
“A young man has senselessly lost his life, and a number of families now face a lifetime of grieving.”
“Victoria Police made it a priority to find those responsible for this young man’s death and hold them to account.”
“These arrests follow an exhaustive investigative effort from the Homicide Squad and the Gang Crime Squad and are testament to Victoria Police’s strong focus on holding those who commit acts of violence to account.”
“It’s critical that those who choose to engage in this kind of violent behaviour understand that they will be identified. Police will ensure that all necessary resources are utilised to identify those responsible and hold them to account.”
The investigation remains ongoing.