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Cop killer shot at police four years before killing two

A convicted killer who gunned down two undercover police in cold blood could have been responsible for the attempted murder of two others four years before the fatal attack, police believe.

Victoria police have confirmed Bandali Debs is still a key person of interest in a 1994 shooting in an industrial estate in Hallam, in Melbourne’s south east.

According to the Herald Sun Debs may been responsible for firing three shots at Sergeant Allan Beckwith and Constable Jason Bryant before the two men escaped.

Victoria police have confirmed Bandali Debs is still a key person of interest in a 1994 shooting in an industrial estate in Hallam, in Melbourne’s south east

The driver of the car was Debs’ underling at the time, Jason Ghiller, he was convicted for his part in the crime nine years after it took place.

‘One non-homicide matter has been identified that links Debs with a non-fatal shooting incident several years prior to the Silk-Miller murder,’ police said.

According to police at the time Ghiller’s car was pulled over and as Sgt Beckwith made to get out of the vehicle he noticed the car’s passenger already had.

‘He looked up and saw that the passenger had already got out of the Nissan and was aiming a handgun straight at him and fired at him. The sergeant threw himself back towards the seat. Two further shots were fired at the vehicle.’

'One non-homicide matter has been identified that links Debs with a non-fatal shooting incident several years prior to the Silk-Miller murder,' police said

‘One non-homicide matter has been identified that links Debs with a non-fatal shooting incident several years prior to the Silk-Miller murder,’ police said

Debs murdered Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rod Miller on Cochranes Rd, Moorabbin on August 16, 1998. 

The officers were shot after pulling the man’s car over – they were investigating a string of armed robberies at the time.

Debs had killed before the cold-blooded murder of the police officers, on June 17, 1997 he killed troubled teenager, and prostitute Kristy Mary Harty.

Harty was shot, once, in the back of her head. Her half-naked body was found by bushwalkers near a track where the pair had been having unprotected sex.

In April 1995 sex worker Donna Anne Hicks was shot dead by Debs. 

Debs murdered Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rod Miller on Cochranes Rd, Moorabbin on August 16, 1998

Debs murdered Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rod Miller on Cochranes Rd, Moorabbin on August 16, 1998



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