Man killed while filming in remote Aboriginal community in WA
Posted September 12, 2018 11:30:16 A 30-year-old man has been killed while trying to film a family’s property in remote northern WA.
The incident happened on Saturday evening when a family living in the area in the Kura, south of Perth, decided to get their property burgled, police said.
It is understood the man was not at the scene of the burglary when it occurred.
A 51-year old man was taken to the Royal Perth Hospital in serious condition.
Police said they believed the man had been involved in a number of incidents in the region in recent years.
“We believe the deceased may have been a member of the Kuras Indigenous community,” Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Foy said.
“There have been numerous incidents where this community have been the victims of crime.”
He said police were investigating whether the man may have suffered a serious head injury.
“I would like to reassure the community that we will continue to look into this matter and will be able to provide any support that we can,” he said.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident, and urged anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.
A woman, a man and a woman and a man aged 25, aged between 22 and 26 years old, were arrested in connection with the incident.
The men were charged with burglary and theft.
“At this time, we do not believe there is any relationship between the deceased and the suspects, however it is important to note that there is an ongoing investigation,” Detective Sergeant Foy told reporters.
He said officers were continuing to speak to the family and would provide any updates as they became available.
“As we speak, we continue to work closely with the Kulas Indigenous community to understand what occurred and what we can do to prevent it from happening again,” he added.
“If you have any information or information regarding this incident please contact Crime Stopper on 1800 333 000 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.