Two Irishmen have been arrested in connection with a shooting at Point Cook last week.
Warrants were issued for the arrest of 30-year-old Mark Dixon (who also sometimes goes by the surname Murphy) and 26-year-old Jack Harvey. The men were arrested in the NSW town of Broken Head on Wednesday afternoon over the shooting of 53-year-old Sid Morgan at a Spraypoint Drive home in west Melbourne about 11pm on February 21.
Mr Morgan, a former NSW Police officer who now runs a Sydney real estate business, remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being allegedly shot in the face.
According to The Age, Mr Morgan shot dead his own brother-in-law in 1995 after becoming aware of allegations that the man, Mansour Suha, had been molesting three young girls, two of them relatives.
He shot Mr Suha in May 1995 at a home in Sydney's Oakhurst.
On August 1, 1997, a jury found him not guilty and he was acquitted of both murder and manslaughter.
He was however refused reinstatement into the NSW police force and went into the real estate business.
Victoria Police described Dixon as 180 cm tall, with a medium build, short brown hair, a fair complexion and speaks with an Irish accent.
Harvey is described as having a slim build, short brown hair, a goatee beard and also speaks with an Irish accent.