Police believe they have enough evidence to charge one of four people at a violent scene in Canberra’s west at the weekend with the murder and attempted murder of his housemates, despite the survivors still being in hospital.
- Wajid Kakar, 36, has been charged with the murder of his housemate and attempted murder of two others
- Michael Williams, 34, was found dead at his home in Page on Saturday, with three others including Mr Kakar seriously injured
- Mr Kakar and his two other alleged victims remain in the Canberra Hospital, recovering from surgery
Wajid Kakar, 36, was charged with the murder of his 34-year-old housemate Michael Williams and the attempted murder of two others in the ACT Magistrates Court today.
Mr Williams was found dead and three others — including Mr Kakar — seriously injured at a home in Page on Saturday, in a bloody scene police described as “unpredictable and extremely dangerous”.
Police are yet to interview the alleged victims because they are still recovering alongside Mr Kakar at the Canberra Hospital.
“At this stage, they are still recovering and I believe that will take some time,” Detective Superintendent Scott Moller said.
Mr Kakar appeared via video link at court today, where he did not apply for bail.
In a press conference, police said Mr Kakar lived at the home on Braine Street in a share house with Mr Williams and a 28-year-old man.
A 20-year-old woman was reportedly visiting at the time.
At about 9:00am on Saturday, police were called to Braine Street, where they encountered the 28-year-old man suffering “significant” injuries.
Mr Kakar, who was also injured, then allegedly rushed officers, who used a taser to subdue him.
Inside the home officers discovered a woman with serious injuries, and Mr Williams, who was dead.
Police have spoken to several witnesses of the violence, but are now specifically calling for the help of a cyclist who was allegedly spoken to by one of the victims.
“One of the victims ran out and yelled at a cyclist who was riding past at the time, and my investigators would love to speak to that person,” Detective Superintendent Moller said.