Walsh Street Shootings: Police Targeted

Title:
Walsh Street Shootings: Police Targeted
NFSA ID:
51653
Year:
1988
Courtesy:
Nine Network
Category:
Access fees

This National Nine News report follows the fatal shooting of two young police officers, Steven Tynan (aged 22) and Damian Eyre (20), on a routine call to Walsh St, South Yarra in Melbourne.

The report looks at a spate of shootings and violence towards Victorian police in the years prior to this attack.

The Walsh Street shootings led to changes in how police were trained to attend calls.

Four men were eventually charged with the murders of the two young officers but were acquitted at trial after multiple setbacks involving prosecution witnesses.