A 17-year-old boy has now been charged with murder following the death of an 82-year-old man.
Around 10:15 pm on 15 March, police received a call for assistance to an assault occurring in Tamborine Close, Palmerston. It is alleged the boy randomly attacked three people in their vehicle as they arrived home.
When police arrived at the scene, officers used pepper spray to subdue the teenager before a number of officers restrained him.
Three victims were transported to hospital, including an 82-year-old man with critical injuries.
The 82-year-old succumbed to his injuries earlier this week and as a result, a fresh charge of murder was laid against the teenager. This is in addition to existing charges relating to threats to kill, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and obstruction of a Territory official.
He is next scheduled to appear in the Children’s Court on 8 April 2019.
Police would still like to speak with anyone who saw (or has CCTV footage) of the boy in the area of Tamborine Close and surrounding streets prior to 10.15pm on Friday, 15 March 2019.
Anyone who may have any information that could assist police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.
Please quote reference 6374403. Information can be provided anonymously.