– A man has been charged with murder over a shooting at a Melbourne car shop that police say may have resulted from a burglary gone wrong.
Police say the shop owner, a classic car restorer, had decided to sleep over in his Thomastown business in the city’s north on Wednesday night, but rang triple-0 about 2:30am on Thursday to report a fatal shooting.
A man in his 20s was found dead at the scene.
Ivan D’Angelo, 37, from Thomastown, was last night charged with one count of murder and was remanded in custody to appear before the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Detective Inspector John Potter said earlier police had been provided with an account of the shooting that indicated it may have been a burglary gone wrong.
Mr D’Angelo had told police he was sleeping at his Thomastown premises after working late when he was disturbed by three men about 2:35am yesterday.
A man was shot dead, and it is believed two others – one possibly seriously injured – fled the scene.
Late yesterday afternoon, homicide detectives took Mr D’Angelo back to the factory to reenact events.
He could be seen pointing from a second-floor window.
The dead man, believed to have been shot once in the head, was found in a pool of blood on the footpath outside the premises in Bostock Court.
He was not carrying any identification.
Several business owners said they believed Mr D’Angelo lived at the factory after separating from a partner in nearby Reservoir.
Barbed wire topping a 180 centimetre metal fence appeared to have been cut in several places – Herald Sun


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