Police Charge Man With Murder Over Stabbing Death In Fortitude Valley

Following homicide investigation

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A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder over the death of a 24-year-old man in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police have arrested a man after discovering a body near the Fortitude Valley Train Station at around 4AM on Monday morning.

According to police, a fight allegedly broke out between two groups in the early hours of Monday morning before 24-year-old Lauie Tagaloa collapsed after suffering stab wounds. 

Police arrived on scene where they attempted to administer CPR prior to paramedics arriving.

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Despite police and paramedics best efforts, Mr Tagaloa was unable to be saved.

Police saw the incident unfold via CCTV footage which showed Mr Tagaloa on the floor and another man covered in blood.

According to Regional Duty Officer Sean Cryer, the CCTV footage assisted police in tracking down three men who were eventually arrested in relation to the incident.

"As a result of immediate investigations at the scene, it was determined that three persons had decamped into the rear of the railway station, and a search was conducted for those persons," Cryer said. 

"They were located on platform four, a weapon was located, and those three persons were taken into custody to assist police with their inquires into this matter."

Police have since charged a 20-year-old Birkdale man with murder, while two other men aged 21 and 20-years old were released after assisting police with their investigation.

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Georgie Marr

12 July 2022

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