After a deadly stabbing in Melbourne’s Docklands, five persons were detained, two of them were charged with murder
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Five were arrested, two of whom were charged with murder associated in stabbing incident in Melbourne’s Docklands.
Five males have been detained in Melbourne’s Docklands in connection with a stabbing incident that left one young man dead and another badly wounded.
Following a vicious claimed stabbing incident last Sunday, Alier Riak, a promising basketball player, was slain, while his brother Kuol Riak, 26, was gravely injured.
Mr Riak, a promising basketballer from Western Australia, and his brother were reportedly attacked in Docklands on March 13th, according to police.
Emergency services were summoned to Bourke St, near Harbour Esplanade, about 3.20 a.m., following reports of a brawl involving many young males.
Both brothers were brought to the hospital, where the basketballer succumbed to his injuries shortly after.
On Friday morning, two males were arrested during searches on homes in Derrimut and Wollert, areas north and west of Melbourne’s CBD.
Police interrogated a 19-year-old male from Derrimut and a 21-year-old man from Wollert.
A 21-year-old Tarneit male was also detained and questioned by police in Docklands on Friday night.
Murder was filed against the Tarneit and Derrimut men, while affray and violent disorder were accused against the Wollert guy.
On Friday night, the three were remanded in jail after appearing in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.
Following searches on houses in Taylors Hill and Epping in Melbourne’s north, two more people were arrested on Saturday morning.
Police will now question a 22-year-old guy from Taylors Hill and a 20-year-old male from Epping.
Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill of the Crime Command said the brother came from a respectable household and that the investigation into the event was ongoing.
“The victims of this incident were innocent parties who were good people – good students, good athletes and from a good family,” he stated.
“These arrests were the result of an incredible amount of work by Crime Command units including the homicide squad, gang crime squad and armed crime squad, while well supported by local police from the north west metro region.
“It’s also a strong and demonstrable statement that for those choosing to engage in this type of violent and senseless crime, police will be relentless in their pursuit of you.
The murder investigation is still underway, and authorities have issued another request for witnesses.