Double murder, Logan Motorway shooting “may be linked”

Police are investigating whether the alleged murder of an elderly man and woman at a home in Brisbane may be linked to a man who was shot dead by police on the Logan motorway.

Around 6.00am on Thursday, police were called to reports of a man walking alongside the Logan Motorway at Drewvale, posing a traffic hazard to drivers.

Upon arrival, officers were confronted by 22-year-old Raghe Abdi who allegedly lunged at them with a knife, forcing police to open fire.


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Officers immediately performed CPR on the man, however despite their attempts, he died at the scene.

A few hours later, police were called to a home at Parkinson to conduct a welfare check on an elderly couple.

It’s there they discovered the bodies of an 87-year-old man and 86-year-old woman, who had suffered “significant injuries”.

It’s since been revealed Mr Abdhi was an alleged radicalised ISIS supporter, who had been released on bail just three months ago after being arrested by counter-terrorism officers at Brisbane Airport.

The Ethical Standards Command is investigating the police shooting, overseen by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

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