Conflicting Accounts Surrounding Fatal Incident Leave Questions Unanswered
The man was discovered by police at the base of a hotel on Duncans Road while they were at the scene responding to an incident on Thursday, October 26th, at approximately 9:50PM. Eyewitnesses at the location claimed that the man had leapt from the hotel car park in an attempt to evade the police and was initially still alive.
According to the police, the responding officers promptly summoned medical assistance and administered initial aid until ambulance paramedics arrived.
The police statement asserts that despite their efforts, the man could not be revived and tragically passed away at the scene. In an interesting turn of events, crew from Wyndham TV recorded footage of the man alive on the ground and observed him being loaded alive into an ambulance. Subsequently, the ambulance reversed into a laneway at the rear of the hotel, where the deceased man’s body now remains, shrouded in tarps, at the car park entrance.
The police mentioned that their presence in the area stemmed from the sighting by airwing of a van entering the underground carpark of the hotel building on Duncans Road. The Air Wing had been assisting ground officers following an earlier pursuit of the van by the police in Werribee at around 9:30 PM.
A man in Point Cook recently died following a police response
Police suspect that the deceased man may have been the driver of the van and are currently exploring a potential connection between the van and an aggravated carjacking incident in Hoppers Crossing that occurred on Sunday, October 22nd.
In adherence to standard procedure for cases involving a fatality in the presence of the police, detectives from the Homicide Squad will be leading the investigation, with oversight from the Professional Standards Command.
Authorities are encouraging anyone with pertinent information to reach out to Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or submit information online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.