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Alleged Hughes Shooter Arrested

By johnboy - 14 May 2010 36

[First filed: May 13, 2010 @ 9:29
Second filing: May 13, 2010 @ 13:20]

The following isn’t online yet, but has been sent over to me in relation to the Hughes shooting:

Fatal shooting Hughes, 20-year-old charged

ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Team have this evening (May 12) arrested a 20-year-old man in relation to the fatal shooting in Hughes that occurred in the early hours of Monday morning (May 10).

The 20-year-old man was conveyed to the ACT Watch house by police where he was charged with the murder in relation to the Whittle Street shooting.

The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow (May 13). Police will oppose bail.

Police continue to investigate other avenues of the incident and ask that if anyone has further information to assist the investigation they should contact Police on 131 444, Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

Well done AFP, now let’s see how the rest of the criminal justice system goes.

UPDATE: The Canberra Times informs us that the accused is one Cameron Ashcroft.

He’s also been accused of harming three police officers in the watch house.

Further Update: The ABC now informs us that young Cameron has also been “accused of conspiring with others to intentionally inflict grievous bodily harm between May 7 and May 10.

I can feel a Mully coming on.

ANOTHER UPDATE: The Canberra Times’ Mark Graham has been bravely harassing young women at the court to support Mr Ashcroft. Worth checking out the photo.

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36 Responses to
Alleged Hughes Shooter Arrested
Pork Hunt 5:53 pm 13 May 10

I pretty much agree with p1. The average crim in front of the courts isn’t exactly going to trouble Mensa…

Moose 2:43 pm 13 May 10

I think I’ve been watching too many of those “unsolved murders” tv shows…

From sleepy little Hughes, where walking home at night seemed reserved for those parents from the yearly Hughes PS trivia nights, or the roaming teenagers, it seems strange to have action in Hughes on a Sunday night, at the witching hour. Maybe I’ve become a bit of a house cat…

BimboGeek 1:12 pm 13 May 10

No, troll-sniffer, Mully lives forever. A toilet wall told me so.

Funky1 1:03 pm 13 May 10

I can just hear his defence now – “I was just walking past the car on my regular midnight stroll when my gun went off (twice). Honest!”

astrojax 12:39 pm 13 May 10

it was clearly self-defence, y’r honour…

Solidarity 12:04 pm 13 May 10

I’m begining to like these degenerates culling themselves.

troll-sniffer 11:48 am 13 May 10

Aaaah… a stooge taking the blame for Mully’s ghost. When will it ever end?

Yeah yeah I know, time to let that thread go, it’s past its use by date.

georgesgenitals 11:26 am 13 May 10

Captain RAAF said :

Two days, the victim being ‘known to Police’, two witnesses in the car that saw the whole thing (also most likely known to Police), and you think this was strangely ‘a liitle quick’?

They would have had a suspect firmly in thier sights within hours if not minutes of old mate getting whacked, it was just a matter of collecting the evidence and tracking him down.

Well done Police, good job!

+1. Good work, lads and ladies.

Wraith 11:26 am 13 May 10

Moose said :

But is it the right man?

That seemed awfully quick.

You almost sound like his defence lawyer……

Captain RAAF 11:15 am 13 May 10

Two days, the victim being ‘known to Police’, two witnesses in the car that saw the whole thing (also most likely known to Police), and you think this was strangely ‘a liitle quick’?

They would have had a suspect firmly in thier sights within hours if not minutes of old mate getting whacked, it was just a matter of collecting the evidence and tracking him down.

Well done Police, good job!

p1 11:12 am 13 May 10

Jeeze, seriously? The cops just can’t win some days…

I’ve got to agree. Reports suggested that the police found the weapon immediately (possibly cause someone saw the shooter dump it), and that the victim was known to them. I would suggest with the several places to start enquiring they had, it is not surprising they tracked down someone pretty quickly. If they can make a case sufficient for a ACT court to convict is a whole other matter.

hk0reduck 11:09 am 13 May 10

worst…hitman…ever…

Spectra 10:51 am 13 May 10

That seemed awfully quick.

Jeeze, seriously? The cops just can’t win some days (days ending in ‘y’). I’m sure I could find other people who would be appalled that they had “allowed a crazed gunman to be on the lose for over 2 days!!!1!”.

(I’ve got no particular connections to the police force, but god knows I wouldn’t want their job for quids).

Ian 10:42 am 13 May 10

How long before the charge gets downgraded to manslaughter, or less?

How long till the friends of the accused get on here to abuse us into believing he’s a great bloke, good dad, would do anyone to help out his mates, blah, blah, blah? How much punctuation will they use? How much upper case?

Moose 9:47 am 13 May 10

But is it the right man?

That seemed awfully quick.

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