Eerie footage shows a 14-year-old boy and his friends running in terror moments before he was allegedly hit by a car and stabbed to death, as three teenagers are charged with murder.
- Ethan Hoac, 14, allegedly killed in a terror attack
- Three teenagers charged with his murder on July 8
Three teenagers have been charged with murder after a 14-year-old boy was attacked and killed in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
Ethan Hoac and his two friends were walking home from a train station in St Albans late on June 26 when a van approached them.
The car spun and struck the boy, before two men in face coverings armed with knives got out and stabbed the Braybrook College student to death.
Three friends were walking home from a Melbourne train station late on June 26 when one of them, aged 14, was run over and stabbed, and later died. In the photo: Ethan Hoac
The victim has been identified as Ethan Hoac, a student at Braybrook College.
Ethan’s friends were not injured during the incident and managed to escape.
Emergency services were called, but Ethan died on the way to the hospital.
Security camera footage released by Victoria Police showed Ethan and his friends running down a street near Ginifer Station at around 10:45pm on June 26.
On July 8, detectives arrested an 18-year-old Tarneit man, a 17-year-old Wyndham Vale boy and a 17-year-old Deer Park boy for the incident.
“Search warrants were executed… at properties in Wyndham Vale, Deer Park and Fitzroy by detectives from the Homicide Squad, Gang Crime Squad, VIPER Taskforce and Yarra Crime Investigation Unit,” a police statement said.
The trio were due to appear at a Melbourne children’s court on Sunday.
Security camera footage released by Victoria Police showed Ethan and his friends running down a street near Ginifer Station late on June 26.