Two men charged after former NSW detective shot in face in Melbourne

| 28.02,19. 12:36 PM |

Two men charged after former NSW detective shot in face in Melbourne

Photo: Two men arrested in northern NSW have been charged with attempted murder. (Supplied: Kyle Pearson)

Police have charged two men with the attempted murder of a former detective who was shot in the face in Melbourne's west last week.

Mark Dixon, 30, and Jack Harvey, 26, were arrested yesterday at Broken Head, near the NSW tourist hotspot of Byron Bay.

Former NSW Police detective Sid Morgan, 53, was shot in the face on a street in Point Cook on Thursday night.

Victorian homicide squad detectives have charged the pair with attempted murder.

Mr Dixon and Mr Harvey are due to appear in the Byron Bay Court House today.

Mr Morgan remains in Royal Melbourne Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The men were arrested after a two-day manhunt, which involved at raid on a motel in Suffolk Park on Tuesday.

A woman who witnessed that raid said police barricaded the motel's car park.

"About four or five cop cars rocked up to the motel, some were in standard uniform but there were also police were wearing full black uniforms, carrying rifles," she said.

"They surrounded one of the rooms … they had a loud speaker and I heard them calling out the name Mark."

Victim acquitted of 1990s murder

Two men from Melbourne's west were arrested on Saturday in relation to the shooting but were released without charge.

In 1997, Mr Morgan — now a real-estate agent in Sydney's north-west — was acquitted of the murder of his brother-in-law, Mansour Suha.

Mr Suha had been charged with molesting three young girls.

He was shot at a home in Oakhurst, in western Sydney, in 1995 after being released on bail over the alleged child abuse.

It had been alleged Mr Morgan killed Mr Suha because he believed the girls were in danger.


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