Chisholm Double Murder

johnboy 26 March 2009 250

[First filed: March 24, 2009 @ 17:38]

Word is coming in that there’s been a major incident in Chisholm, possibly a shooting.

(One source reckon’s it’s a square up for the death of James Peisley over the weekend. CORRECTION: Now hearing that the link is limited to Peisley buying speed from one of the deceased)

More on this as and when it comes to hand.

UPDATE: ABC radio news on 666 is reporting two men have been shot dead on Couchman Crescent in Chisholm.

ANOTHER UPDATE: The Herald Sun is claiming it’s a bikie related killing. A person is assisting with inquiries and a firearm has been recovered.

FURTHER UPDATE: The Canberra Times informs that is believed the man being questioned is a brother of one of the victims.

The AFP website remains irresolutely useless. But Crimestoppers has two items on this:

    1. Police incident, Chisholm:

    ACT Policing is at the scene of an incident in Couchman Crescent where a man has been shot.

    About 3.10pm today (March 24) police and ACT Ambulance Service received a call for assistance amid reports that a man had suffered a gunshot wound. The area around Couchman Crescent was cordoned off as police responded to the incident.

    ACT Ambulance declared the man deceased at the scene. Territory Investigations Group officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

    The area remains blocked off to members of the public as police continue their inquiries in relation to the matter. A number of people are currently assisting police with their investigations.

    2. Second deceased person located, Chisholm:

    Police responding to a shooting incident in Couchman Crescent, Chisholm this afternoon have located a second deceased person in a rear yard of a house.

    About 3.10pm today (March 24) police and ACT Ambulance Service received a call for assistance amid reports that a man had suffered a gunshot wound. The area around Couchman Crescent was cordoned off as police responded to the incident. ACT Ambulance declared the man deceased at the scene.

    A search of the immediate area resulted in a second deceased person being located. A weapon has been recovered and will undergo forensic investigation.

    A man has been apprehended by police and is currently being interviewed at Tuggeranong Police Station.

    Territory Investigations Group officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths. The area remains blocked off to members of the public as police continue their inquiries in relation to the matter.

MORE UPDATES: The Brisbane Times is claiming one of the victims was affiliated with the Rebels OMCG. The Australian is asserting a drug link.

FURTHER UPDATE: Bikernews.net is choosing to link to a News Limited story claiming it was related to a love triangle, and not motorcycle gangs.

    But a Rebels Motorcycle Club life member said club ties had nothing to do with the shooting, which occurred at the hands of a jilted ex-lover.

    The man, who did not wish to be named, said one of the victims was a close friend and a fellow Rebels member for around 30 years.

    “He’s been in a lot of trouble over his life, had a pretty tough time in his life at times,” the man said.

    “I sort of expected (him) to be somebody on the other side of things, more likely to be shooting at somebody than getting shot at.

    “It was over a girl from what I believe. It’s a love triangle. He’s gone out with this girl, the ex-boyfriend has come back.”

    The man said he did not know the identity of the other man involved in the shooting or if he was a member of the Rebels or any other motorcycle club.

    “All I know was that it wasn’t club related, it was just ex-boyfriend-shoots-new-boyfriend-love-triangle,” he said.

AFP MEDIA UNIT BREAKS SILENCE:

    The investigation into the fatal shooting of two men, believed to be aged 48 and 57, in Chisholm yesterday afternoon is continuing.

    At this stage, investigations by ACT Policing indicate the shooting was not gang related.

    A 20-year-old man has been conveyed to the Regional Watch House where he is expected to be charged with two counts of murder later this morning.

    2. Man charged, Chisholm shootings

    A 20-year-old man from Chisholm will appear before an ACT Magistrate later this morning charged with two counts of murder.

    This follows the fatal shooting of two men in the vicinity of a residence in Couchman Crescent, Chisholm yesterday afternoon.

    At this stage, investigations by ACT Policing indicate the shootings were not gang related.

SUSPECT NAMED: News report that the suspect has been named as Russell Field, 20, of Chisholm. Bail was formally refused. Mr. Field is to re-appear on 15 April. His lawyer says he will be defending the charges.


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Tempestas Tempestas 7:29 pm 24 Mar 09

So much pain and death.

So pointless.

The “allegedly”-humans that do these sorts of things are terrorists, they should be treated accordingly.

Instant Mash Instant Mash 7:31 pm 24 Mar 09

I wanna be “Mr Charnwood”.

I shotgun “Mr. Charnwood”!

(Not literally, of course…)

Hams Hams 7:37 pm 24 Mar 09

3 Dead in a week. I knew the North side was better, but now I am sure.

Whatsup Whatsup 7:43 pm 24 Mar 09

Hams said :

3 Dead in a week. I knew the North side was better, but now I am sure.

Yeah, the north side is better at hiding their bodies so we don’t hear about it.

lanyon chick lanyon chick 7:43 pm 24 Mar 09

It doesnt matter what he has or hasnt done, nobody deserves to take someones life. Junkie or no Junkie, dealer or not!

Hams Hams 7:44 pm 24 Mar 09

Well they do say ignorance is bliss. 🙂

cranky cranky 7:45 pm 24 Mar 09

Are we experiencing the result of too little attention and resources being directed to mental health, particularly breakdown as a result of drugs and alcohol?

Is the Hume Hilton being tasked to concentrate on inmates with mental problems? This centre (or its current BRC or NSW equivelent) would appear to be the only potential point of contact between probable mental patients, and clinical help.

Is it not beyond the realms of possibility that the (vast) majority of criminal activity is the result of mental illness?

I’m probably hopelessly naive.

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 7:49 pm 24 Mar 09

from the abc news site…

A man’s body was found in the front yard of a house in Couchman Crescent in the southern suburb of Chisholm just after 3:00pm. About two hours later, police found another man’s body in the back yard of the same house.

2 hours until they found the other body!?!?! huh?! why so long? what were they doing?

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 7:51 pm 24 Mar 09

possibly not naive, but these people think they are above the law, and there are no consequences for them, and they can get away with anything, including murder. I think the only mental problem they have is that they think this is normal.

Instant Mash Instant Mash 7:51 pm 24 Mar 09

Smiling for all the flashy cameras?

Hams Hams 7:52 pm 24 Mar 09

They probably wanted to get a warrant before they went through the house or looked around to much as they wanted the investigation and evidence to be sweet for Court.

lanyon chick lanyon chick 7:53 pm 24 Mar 09

grunge_hippy said :

from the abc news site…

A man’s body was found in the front yard of a house in Couchman Crescent in the southern suburb of Chisholm just after 3:00pm. About two hours later, police found another man’s body in the back yard of the same house.

2 hours until they found the other body!?!?! huh?! why so long? what were they doing?

thats Canberra police for you! How they will cope with the investigations of several murders of the past six months will be very interesting, and yet we still dont charge them with murder!!

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 7:53 pm 24 Mar 09

Kos…uh, where do you think you live? I sincerely doubt there are gunshots ringing throughout Kambah often. Maybe you’ve been hearing cars backfiring?

There is violence in Canberra, being a city, albeit small. It’s not really different from anywhere else though. What’s happening in the bikie world isn’t a local problem either, it’s nationwide. I just hope it doesn’t come to innocent bystanders being killed, a la the Milperra Massacre.

This is what you get for your ‘Wars on Drugs’

astrojax astrojax 7:55 pm 24 Mar 09

‘canberra, the new adelaide – murder capital of the southern hemisphere’

we’ve a way to go for that – c’mon rioters, get to it!

Spideydog Spideydog 8:01 pm 24 Mar 09

Deadmandrinking said :

This is what you get for your ‘Wars on Drugs’

That is the silliest comment I have seen come from you DMD ….. You have no knowledge of either of the incidents and you are trying to advocate your pro-drugs stance, using these incidents …

Legalise drugs is the answer ….. NOT.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 8:08 pm 24 Mar 09

Uh Spideydog, the bikie wars or whatever are based around control of King’s Cross. They’re not fighting over the right to sell hot-dogs there.

And that Jamie guy got bashed over a drug dispute, didn’t he?

Hmmmm…..

Adza Adza 8:10 pm 24 Mar 09

Geez, and you guys reckon Queanbeyan is bad 😉

p1 p1 8:15 pm 24 Mar 09

possibly not naive, but these people think they are above the law, and there are no consequences for them, and they can get away with anything, including murder.

The people who do this kind of thing are probably more concerned about the consequences coming from their fellow lowlifes then anything that the ACT court system might dish out.

fhakk fhakk 8:15 pm 24 Mar 09

Rebels – that’s the first thing I thought of. They haven’t had much of a public presence in the current bikie war in Sydney so far. It’s been Notorious, Hells Angels, Banditos and Comancheros. Wonder why they’re involved now?

Their South-side clubhouse is nearby as well, apparently.

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 8:15 pm 24 Mar 09

Deadmandrinking said :

I just hope it doesn’t come to innocent bystanders being killed, a la the Milperra Massacre.

There is a bike/tattoo show this Saturday at Serbian Cultural Club Mawson; the Milperra Massacare happened at a bike/car parts swap meet at the Vikings Hotel after several months of fighting between two bikie gangs. Anyone see a similarity here?

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