Trespasser who was seen ‘acting suspiciously’ in a front yard dies after a confrontation with the Melbourne homeowner
- A woman called police after finding a man acting suspiciously outside her home
- Her partner confronted the man, before a fight broke out, with both men injured
- The trespasser died in hospital while the homeowner suffered minor injuries
- Police are appealing for anyone with information on the incident to contact them
A trespasser who was seen acting suspiciously in the front yard of a Melbourne home has died after a confrontation with the homeowner.
A woman called police at 5am on Monday after she found a man behaving strangely in the front yard of her home in Dandenong North in Melbourne’s south-east.
Her partner confronted the man, with the pair moving from the Gladstone Road residence to Carlton Road where a fight broke out.
Both men were injured in the brawl, with the trespasser being rushed to hospital with life threatening injuries.
A man has died after a suspected fight with a homeowner on a street in Dandenong North in Melbourne’s south-east
The trespasser was pronounced dead in hospital, while the homeowner was treated for minor injuries.
Detectives are investigating the fight, with homicide investigators on site scanning the scene for fingerprints and evidence on Monday afternoon.
Neighbours on Carlton Road told The Age they heard a disturbance on the street early in the morning.
‘My husband, he heard someone yelling, just the f-word or something like that, swearing. Around 4am,’ resident Tram Nguyen said.
Ms Nguyen said the incident on the street was not an outlier, and that a car had been broken into outside her home.
‘This area is not totally safe.’
‘There were bottles of blood on the fence,’ Carlton Road resident Stuart said. ‘They must have been giving him blood.’
Police have requested for anyone with further information on the incident to come forward.
Detectives are investigating the incident, with homicide investigators on site scanning the scene for fingerprints and evidence on Monday afternoon