13 March 2019

Man to face court on murder charge over Gungahlin death

| Ian Bushnell
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Police at the crime scene in Gungahlin on Monday.

A 30-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, 13 March) charged with the murder of a 56-year-old man in Gungahlin on Monday.

About 2 am on Monday police were called to a residence in Gungahlin following reports of an altercation and found a 56-year-old man with critical injuries. Officers performed CPR, however the man died at the scene.

Police said it had been a horrific attack and the man had suffered significant blood loss, but they would not say how he had been killed.

Police will allege the 30-year-old man was involved in the altercation before leaving the residence. He was arrested a short time later near Manning Clark Crescent.

The men are not believed to be related, but police believe they were known to each other.

Police will oppose bail.

Anyone who may have any information, CCTV or dash-cam footage that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

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