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Tuesday, 5 December 2023

Fitzroy fatal shooting accused remain behind bars

Updated July 19 2022 - 10:06am, first published July 17 2022 - 5:11pm
Fitzroy shooting accused remain behind bars
Fitzroy shooting accused remain behind bars

A man and woman charged over the fatal shooting of a man in Fitzroy on Tuesday, July 12, did not apply for bail when they appeared by video link in Melbourne Magistrate's Court on last Friday.

A 43-year-old Noble Park man and a 21-year-old Yarraville woman were arrested the previous Wednesday afternoon in Noble Park with the assistance of the Victoria Police Special Operations Group. Both were charged with murder.

According to AAP, the man was identified as Duc Nguyen, 43, while the woman, whose lawyer said she was not the shooter and was withdrawing from drugs, could not be named for legal reasons.

Police were given 10 weeks to assemble their evidence in the case, which will return to court in November.

Emergency services were called to Fitzroy shortly after 4.15pm on July 12 to attend the 55-year-old Fitzroy man, who was found in Brunswick St with life-threatening bullet wounds. He later died.

Meanwhile, a man arrested in Abbotsford last week and charged with 35 serious sexual offences dating back over 20 years, also will remain behind bars after he appeared in the Melbourne Magistrate's Court. He did not apply for bail.

The 71-year-old, from Drouin, was arrested last Wednesday morning (July 13) by detectives from the Sexual Crimes Squad investigating a series of alleged incidents involving sexual assault, abduction and stalking in the Dandenong Ranges area from the late 1980s.

He was interviewed in relation to two 1998 incidents in which the complainants were allegedly sexually assaulted after being picked up when they were hitch-hiking in Belgrave and Clematis.

The man was charged with six counts of rape, two counts of abduction of a child under 16, two counts of false imprisonment, three counts of make threats to kill, two counts of procuring sexual penetration of a child under 16 and five counts of indecent act - child under 16, as well as with stalking and firearms offences.


Jenny Denton


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