Constable

Steven John TYNAN

YEAR OF DEATH

1988

JURISDICTION

Victoria

DETAILS OF DEATH

About 4.50 am Wednesday 12 October 1988 Constables Tynan and Eyre attended outside 222 Walsh Street South Yarra in response to a report that a suspicious vehicle had been abandoned at that location.On arrival they were ambushed by a number of offenders who had deliberately lured police to the scene for the purpose of murdering them. Both Constables were shot at close range in the back of the head with blasts from a shotgun. As Eyre lay dying his service revolver was taken out of its holster and he was again shot in the head. The offenders then fled the scene. An intensive police investigation was launched immediately and a number of men were arrested and charged with murder.

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