Desperate manhunt ends in arrest of suspect, 32, after earlier discovery of a 29-year-old man’s body and a seriously injured woman, 65, at a Melbourne house
- Wanted Victorian man Shaun Sanderson is arrested
- Cops found his dead brother and seriously injured mum on Wednesday
Police have arrested a man on the run following the death of a 29-year-old man and the serious wounding of a 65-year-woman.
Shaun Sanderson was arrested around 3pm on the corner of Murray Street and St Georges Road in Preston, Melbourne.
A manhunt was launched on Wednesday afternoon after heavily-armed officers stormed a house after a man believed to be his brother was found dead and his mum was seriously injured.
Emergency services rushed to a home on Willoughby St, Reservoir in Melbourne’s north just after 8am following reports someone had been assaulted with a knife.
Cops first believed Sanderson was bunkered down inside the home and set up a perimeter to try and negotiate with him.
However, they soon realised he had left the property and Victoria Police began searching for him.
Police have arrested Shaun Sanderson (pictured) who went on the run following the death of his brother and the serious wounding of his 65-year-old mother
A man has died and a woman has been seriously injured at a private hospital in Melbourne’s north
A team of heavily armed police tried to negotiate with Sanderson before realising he wasn’t home
The mother was rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious injuries to her upper body. Her son was unable to be saved.
Earlier, a team of heavily armed police tried to negotiate with Sanderson, demanding through a megaphone that he come outside, before realising he wasn’t home.
‘A crime scene has been established and Homicide Squad detectives will investigate the matter,’ a Victoria Police spokesperson said.
The 29-year-old man died however his mum is fighting for life
Pam Egan, a resident of Willoughby Street, told the Herald Sun she saw the mum covered in injuries.
‘I heard she ran across the road to the hospital with blood all over her,’ Ms Egan said.
‘I’ve spoken to (the family) before going on walks.
‘They are a hardworking family …. They’re builders, lovely and always friendly.’
Ms Egan said the family has three sons and the youngest, aged in his 20s, has a mental disability.
Residents of Willoughby Street said the street is normally ‘quiet and nice’.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
Pam Egan, a resident of Willoughby Street, said she saw the mum covered in injuries