Bloodshed at unit block as man reportedly stabbed to death – as neighbors recall chilling moment they heard screams
- Man charged with murder after death of 63-year-old
- The 28-year-old suspect also faces a narcotics charge
A man has been charged after a 63-year-old was allegedly stabbed to death, with neighbors recalling screams emanating from a property.
Police were called to a unit on Mine Street in Redbank, a suburb of Ipswich, in south-east Queensland at about 10.25pm on Saturday.
Emergency services provided the 63-year-old man with multiple serious stab wounds and attempted to treat him before he died shortly afterwards.
A man has been charged with murder following the death of a 63-year-old man in south-east Queensland on Saturday night. The block where the man died is photo
A 28-year-old man from Boronia Heights who was found on the property and taken into custody.
He was later charged with murder, threat of violence and possession of dangerous drugs (methamphetamine).
Police believe three people, the two men and a woman, were in a unit when an altercation broke out.
A four-year-old child was also reportedly in the unit at the time.
Detective Inspector David Briese described the crime scene as “gory.”
Detective Briese said the woman and child were unharmed.
The two men were known to each other, according to police.
Neighbor Charlie Ridgeway Jr said he heard a disturbance before police arrived at the unit.
Emergency services treated the man at the scene (photo), but he died a short time later
“Pretty much what we heard last night was fighting in the flats, we heard screaming,” he told the Courier Mail.
“We heard a big scream right after the scream, like a grown man screaming. About 20 minutes later there were 20 police cars.’
Mr Ridgeway said the area had changed for the worse since a block of flats was built two years ago.
The suspect will appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court on Monday.