A young man who allegedly fled the scene of a shooting in Melbourne has faced court.
Harley Guerra, 21, briefly appeared in the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on Friday on charges including conduct endangering life, conduct endangering serious injury and dangerous driving.
Police allege he was the driver of the black BMW sedan where Aymon Fatho, 31, was found with a gunshot injury to his chest in Taylors Hill about 11.30pm on Sunday.
Despite treatment from emergency services at the scene, Mr Fatho died.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said Mr Guerra was arrested as part of a “planned operation” on Thursday.
“A 21-year-old Roxburgh Park man was arrested by police in Mulgrave shortly after 1.35am,” she said.
Mr Guerra spoke once to confirm he could hear and see the court.
Police say Aymon Fatho was found with a fatal bullet wound to his chest on May 7. Picture: SuppliedHarley Guerra, is accused of driving the BMW before allegedly leaving his critically injured mate for dead. Source: Facebook
His lawyer Patrick Allen told there court there would be no application for bail and asked the court to ensure he received medical attention.
“He would be in a vulnerable mental state,” he said.
The court heard Mr Guerra was allegedly on bail prior to his arrest, with police putting forward an application to revoke his bail.
This was adjourned to his next court date later this month.
Earlier this week, Victoria Police announced a 42-year-old Caroline Springs man had handed himself in on Tuesday.
He was released pending further inquiries, the spokeswoman said.
Another man, police believe to be involved in the alleged incident, was spoken to on Thursday.
Previously, investigators have said they were confident this was not a random attack and the parties involved are known to each other.
A crime scene was set up around the BMW as detectives combed the area on Sunday. Picture: NCA NewsWire /Luis Enrique Ascui
It’s understood the black BMW had been following a white Mitsubishi before the alleged incident, with the latter vehicle crashing into some bollards.
One man from the Mitsubishi allegedly exited the car, firing a shot into the BMW which struck Mr Fatho.
The three men then allegedly left the area separately.
Mr Guerra was remanded into custody and will next face court at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on May 30.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
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