Two men are arrested after a former police detective, 53, was found ‘shot in the face and left for dead in the middle of a suburban street’
- Two men have been arrested over the shooting of a former police detective
- The men, aged 29 and 30, were taken into custody for questioning on Satuday
- They are accused of shooting detective turned real estate agent Sid Morgan, 53
- The former detective remains in a critical condition with life-threatening injuries
Two men have been arrested over the late-night shooting that left a former police detective fighting for life.
The suspects, both from Melbourne’s southwestern suburb of Point Cook, were arrested on Saturday morning.
The arrests come after 53-year-old Sid Morgan, former detective turned real estate agent, was allegedly shot in the forehead and left to bleed in the middle of the street on Friday night.
Two men have been arrested over the shooting of former detective Sid Morgan (pictured)
A 30-year-old was arrested in Point Cook, the suburb where the alleged shooting took place.
However, the second suspect, 29, was taken into custody in Nagambie, more than 150km from the crime scene.
Both are in custody and are assisting the Homicide Squad as they investigate the shooting.
Mr Morgan suffered serious head injuries after being shot in the forehead at the end of Spraypoint Drive on Friday at about 11pm.
One neighbour said they saw three people arguing on the street minutes before the trigger was pulled.
Mr Morgan was taken to the Royal Melbourne hospital where he still remains critical with life-threatening injuries.
Neighbours claim to have seen three men arguing out the front of a Point Cook home (pictured) before hearing a gunshot
CCTV footage captured a ute speeding erratically from the scene of the crime (pictured)
Suhair Bdeiwe, another witness, heard the gun shot and ran to her balcony where she saw a white ute speeding away from the scene.
She said she thought the sound of the gunshot was a car crash until she saw the body in the middle of the street.
‘I saw the body … in the middle on the street,’ she told The Herald Sun.
‘I just went inside and in less than a minute police and ambulance arrived. I was scared.’
Security cameras captured the light-coloured ute heading in the same direction as the one Ms Bdeiwe had described.
Charges have yet to be laid on the two suspects.
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