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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vg vg 9:48 pm 24 Mar 09

Hams said :

I can imagine the media circus at the Court tomorrow will be the best Canberra has seen in a while. Do you think we might be special enough to make the front page of the Tele?

Is this who I think it is?

vg vg 9:48 pm 24 Mar 09

BerraBoy68 said :

Hey VG, onthe topic of knowing people (from an earlier conversation), are you uniform or a Det? I’ve a family member who’s a Det. ex-homicide and now at the college. His initials are NL. Wondering if you’d know him?

I know him, if its the NL I think it is

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 9:44 pm 24 Mar 09

Hey VG, onthe topic of knowing people (from an earlier conversation), are you uniform or a Det? I’ve a family member who’s a Det. ex-homicide and now at the college. His initials are NL. Wondering if you’d know him?

Hams Hams 9:41 pm 24 Mar 09

I can imagine the media circus at the Court tomorrow will be the best Canberra has seen in a while. Do you think we might be special enough to make the front page of the Tele?

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 9:39 pm 24 Mar 09

Well, sure the media gets stuff wrong, but some ARE quoting sources in this case.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 9:34 pm 24 Mar 09

vg said :

**News Flash**

The organising committee of the 2012 Olympics has just announced that jumping to conclusions will be included on the track and field program for the London games. This thread will be used as the Australian qualifier for the event. Some strong showings thus far

LOL.

Deadmandrinking said :

Shush VG. The Police tend to be the first to know and the last to tell anyone anything. That’s why we have the media.

LOFLMAO

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 9:26 pm 24 Mar 09

Shush VG. The Police tend to be the first to know and the last to tell anyone anything. That’s why we have the media.

vg vg 9:19 pm 24 Mar 09

**News Flash**

The organising committee of the 2012 Olympics has just announced that jumping to conclusions will be included on the track and field program for the London games. This thread will be used as the Australian qualifier for the event. Some strong showings thus far

cranky cranky 9:18 pm 24 Mar 09

The profit motive for all suppliers would be removed, be they Bikies, people of oriental/middle eastern/east european/or any other appearence. The millions of dollars involved would evaporate, cutting the legs out from under the drug organisations.

Please, can we not give a trial a serious go, without the wowser element becoming involved?

realityskin realityskin 9:12 pm 24 Mar 09

fhakk said :

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

Used to be in Fisher, but now the only one is their Fyshwick warehouse club house.

MWF MWF 9:09 pm 24 Mar 09

fhakk said :

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?

I was thinking of going to the tattoo show thing, just for a laugh, as I was driving home at around 3pm this arvo, then I thought better of it because of ^^^^ (I’m old enough to remember Milperra).

Who knows what this is in Canberra atm. It remains to be seen. There is no doubt that it is frightening.

I will not be going to the bike/tattoo show, something doesn’t smell right to me.

MWF MWF 9:04 pm 24 Mar 09

fhakk said :

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.

Where is it?

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 8:59 pm 24 Mar 09

Not to mention, Cranky, that organizations such as these outlaw motorcycle clubs would not be making huge profits, hence lowering the stakes in holding territory.

cranky cranky 8:50 pm 24 Mar 09

I guess my point is that if drugs were available at small, if any, cost, the crime committed to pay the current price would not have been committed.

They are criminals because of the commission of crime to feed the habit. No crime = no requirement for CRIME rehab.

Legalised supply by attentive staff could well identify those with a mental/social problem, and result in non-judgemental treatment.

Is’nt it worth a try?

lanyon chick lanyon chick 8:45 pm 24 Mar 09

i just received word from someone that lives on crouchman and they have been told it was a murder-suicide, man and woman?

Furry Jesus Furry Jesus 8:38 pm 24 Mar 09

Anyone want to swap a couple of boxes of shotgun shells for a machete and a couple of butterfly knives?

Spideydog Spideydog 8:29 pm 24 Mar 09

Yeah and rehabilitation has worked with prisoners … (current rehab techniques anyways)

I will trade you prisoner rehab (that doesn’t work) for de-criminalisation of drugs for a trial period and see how we go ??

Deal …. hand shake on that ??!!

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 8:24 pm 24 Mar 09

Most information discussed on Riot-act comes from Riot-act. It seems to be the general consensus that JP dealt drugs, but he was a nice guy, or that he deserved it for just that.

I was referring to the Bikie war at first. In fact I didn’t mention Jamie in the first comment, you did. You decided to throw in the Jamie incident, possibly to give your criticism some validity.

Explain to me how a bikie related incident in the midst of a nationwide dispute over drug-areas does not involve drugs…

cranky cranky 8:20 pm 24 Mar 09

I’m with DMD.

Criminalising has resulted in crime.

I can appreciate that mental/social problems result from drug use, but removal of the criminal effects would result in enormous resources being available for remedial efforts, instead of the massive expenditure on law enforcement attempting to control this trade.

I am appalled at the Salvation Army’s total rejection of a trial, and see it as the Army bending to the wishes of a certain little ex PM, who in turn bent to the Septics.

An effort is required, with the sceptics overridden for the period of the trial. It is patently obvious that criminalisation aint working.

Spideydog Spideydog 8:18 pm 24 Mar 09

Deadmandrinking said :

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

Hmmmm…..

How do you know that ??? Or is it what you heard on riotact ?

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