UPDATE | Two more charged over murder of popular Brisbane doctor

UPDATE @ April 20 2019 | TWO men have been charged with murder, over the shooting death of Brisbane Doctor Luping Zeng.

A 19-year-old Kingston man was arrested around 11am on Friday at a home in Natalie Street, Slacks Creek.

A 20-year-old Woodridge man was taken into custody a short time later at a home in Victoria Street in Woodridge.


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It’s alleged the two men, along with a teenager who had previously been charged, attempted to rob Dr Zeng at his MacGregor home on April 15.

It’s believed Dr Zeng was packing his car in the garage of his home on Delfin Drive, around 11.40pm, when confronted by the trio.

He was allegedly shot in the chest before the group drove off.

He was rushed to hospital, but later died, prompting an outpouring of grief from the local community.

Police have confirmed both the 19-year-old and 20-year-old have been charged with one count each of murder, enter dwelling with intent, attempted armed robbery, possess shortened firearms.

The 19-year-old is also accused of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Both are set to appear in court today.

EARLIER @ April 19 2019 | A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with the shooting murder of a doctor on Brisbane’s south side.

Luping Zeng, 56, was shot in the chest in the garage of his MacGregor home on Monday night.

He was rushed to hospital but died a short time later.

The arrest comes just hours after Police released images of a stolen silver Hyundai Lantra believed to have been used in the murder.

Detective Superintendent Tony Fleming says they are still determining the motive, but robbery appears the most likely.

“Over the last couple of days, due to very good Police work, a suspect was identified.

“Yesterday Police visited a number of locations across south-east Queensland, there a male aged 17 years was located.

The teen was interviewed late yesterday and has since been charged with murder, enter premises with intent, attempted robbery unlawful use and possession of a firearm.

Detective Superintendent Fleming says they are still looking for two other males.

“There’s two other males, two Caucasian males in their teens that we’d like to talk to about this matter.

“I would encourage them to make themselves known to Police so we can hear their side of the story.”

Police don’t believe the teenager knew the doctor.

“We believe this is a crime of opportunity that has escalated and resulted in the death of Dr Zeng.”

Police are still searching for the stolen Hyundai, which was last seen with Queensland registration 078-YPN.

Police are still searching for a stolen silver Hyundai Elantra Picture: Supplied, QPS

Detective Superintendent Fleming admits this crime is particularly concerning.

“We want to reassure the community that the QPS will continue to work with the community to ensure everyone’s safety.

“In this case significant resources were immediately dedicated to the investigation which has resulted in this young man being charged.”

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