Man dies after altercation at Cobram
A 20-year-old is killed after a fight broke out between two groups of men in Cobram on Victoria’s northern border.PT0M57S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-308yd 620 349 January 3, 2014
A man has turned himself in following the death of another man after what police claim was a fight outside a service station on Victoria’s northern border.
The 27-year-old Cobram man handed himself in at Broadmeadows police station just before 10am on Friday.
An 18-year-old Shepparton man was arrested and questioned by police on Friday afternoon, and was subsequently released.
The altercation took place outside a Caltex service station on Murray Valley Highway and Station Street, Cobram, about 10.30pm on Thursday.
Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said paramedics arrived at the service station about 10.30pm, and, despite their efforts to resuscitate the 20-year-old man, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Homicide Squad detectives were called to the scene, and the investigation is continuing.
According to 3AW Radio, initial reports indicate the man was stabbed to death during a fight, but the coroner is yet to determine the cause of death.
Detective Senior Sergeant Shane O’Connell from the Homicide Squad said police are looking for two men who left the station in a silver Commodore before police arrived.
Senior Sergeant O’Connell said what started in a verbal confrontation on Thursday night, escalated into a fight.
"There is some indication from witnesses that we spoken to that there was a verbal exchange beforehand," he said.
"Whether that extends to them being known to each other is in the early stages of our investigation, and we’re not quite sure of that at this stage."
"There were quite a number of people present. Most of the people that were in the general vicinity remained until police arrived, but there were two gentlemen who left before (police arrived).
"We’re very keen to talk to those people."
Anyone with information is asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au.