Melbourne man charged with murder after his dead brother and injured mother were found in a suburban home
- Melbourne man charged in death of his brother
- Also charged with attempted murder of mom
- Shaun Sanderson will face court on Thursday
A Melbourne man accused of killing his brother and stabbing his mother has been charged with murder and attempted murder after an alleged double stabbing.
Homicide detectives charged Shaun Sanderson, 32, hours after police found the body of his brother and critically injured mother in the north Melbourne suburb of Reservoir on Wednesday.
A manhunt was launched after emergency services attended a house in Willoughby St just after 8am following reports that someone had allegedly been attacked with a knife.
Police originally believed Sanderson was locked inside the home and set up a perimeter to try to negotiate with him, but soon realized he wasn’t there after breaking inside.
He was tracked down near a busy intersection in the nearby suburb of Preston six hours later and arrested without incident.
Police arrested Shaun Sanderson (pictured) hours after his brother’s death. His 65-year-old mother was also injured in the alleged double stabbing
Aerial footage showed Sanderson lying in the middle of an intersection with his arms behind his back surrounded by police officers.
Sanderson will appear before Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday.
His 65-year-old mother was rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious upper body injuries.
Her other son, 29, died in a nearby hospital parking lot after running for help.
Earlier, a team of heavily armed police officers tried to negotiate with Sanderson, demanding through a megaphone that he come out, before realizing he wasn’t home.
Willoughby Street resident Pam Egan told the Herald Sun that she saw the mother badly injured after the alleged attack.
“I heard he ran across the street to the hospital with blood everywhere,” Ms Egan said.
Police have arrested Shaun Sanderson, accused of fatally stabbing his brother and seriously injuring his mother at a Reservoir house in Melbourne Image: 9NEWS
A manhunt began on Wednesday after heavily armed officers stormed a home after a man believed to be her brother was found dead and her mother seriously injured.
‘I have spoken with (the family) before going for a walk.
‘They are a working family…. They are masons, charming and always friendly.
Ms Egan said the family has three children and the youngest, in his 20s, is mentally disabled.
Another neighbor said that the street is normally ‘nice and quiet’.
“We heard the sirens this morning, my neighbor said it happened in the (hospital) parking lot,” said a woman.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
Emergency services responded to a house in Willoughby St, Reservoir on Wednesday following reports that someone had allegedly been attacked with a knife.
Heavily armed police tried to negotiate with a man before realizing he was not in the house.