Walsh Street Shootings: Young officers ambushed

Title:
Walsh Street Shootings: Young officers ambushed
NFSA ID:
51653
Year:
1988
Courtesy:
Nine Network
Category:
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This is a National Nine News report on one of the most shocking targeted attacks in Australian police history. 

In the early hours of 12 October 1988, Steven Tynan (aged 22) and Damian Eyre (20), were sent on what seemed like a routine police call involving a stolen car. When they arrived on the scene, the two young constables were ambushed and murdered. 

The shootings have been the subject of multiple documentaries and docu-dramas. They also partly inspired the Australian drama Animal Kingdom (David Michôd, 2010) about a tight-knit, dangerous criminal family, their network and some of the crimes they commit.