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Melbourne man charged with murder after his dead brother and injured mum were found in a suburban home

  • Melbourne man charged over death of brother
  • Also charged with attempted murder of mum
  • Shaun Sanderson will face court Thursday

A Melbourne man accused of killing his brother and stabbing his mother has been charged with murder and attempted murder after an alleged double stabbing.

Homicide detectives charged Shaun Sanderson, 32, hours after police found the dead body of his brother and his badly injured mother in the northern Melbourne suburb of Reservoir on Wednesday.

A manhunt had been launched after emergency services attended a home on Willoughby St just after 8am following reports someone had been allegedly assaulted with a knife.

Police originally believed Sanderson was bunkered down inside the home and set up a perimeter to try and negotiate with him but soon realised he wasn’t there after storming inside.

He was tracked down near a busy intersection in the nearby suburb of Preston six hours later and arrested without incident.

Aerial footage showed Sanderson lying the middle of an intersection with his arms behind his back surrounded by police. 

Sanderson will appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. 

His mother, 65 was rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious injuries to her upper body. 

Her other son, 29, died in the carpark of a nearby hospital after running to get help.

Earlier, a team of heavily armed police tried to negotiate with Sanderson, demanding through a megaphone that he come outside, before realising he was not home.

Pam Egan, a resident of Willoughby Street, told the Herald Sun she saw the badly injured mother after the alleged attack.

‘I heard she ran across the road to the hospital with blood all over her,’ Ms Egan said.

Police have arrested Shaun Sanderson who is accused of fatally stabbing his brother and seriously injuring his mother at a Reservoir home in Melbourne Picture: 9NEWS

Police have arrested Shaun Sanderson who is accused of fatally stabbing his brother and seriously injuring his mother at a Reservoir home in Melbourne Picture: 9NEWS

A manhunt was launched on Wednesday after heavily-armed officers stormed a house after a man believed to be his brother was found dead and his mum was seriously injured

A manhunt was launched on Wednesday after heavily-armed officers stormed a house after a man believed to be his brother was found dead and his mum was seriously injured

‘I’ve spoken to (the family) before going on walks.

‘They are a hardworking family …. They’re builders, lovely and always friendly.’

Ms Egan said the family has three sons and the youngest, aged in his 20s, has a mental disability.

Other neighbour said the street is normally ‘quiet and nice’.

‘We heard the sirens this morning, my neighbour said it happened in the (hospital) car park,’ one woman said.

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Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Emergency services rushed to a home on Willoughby St, Reservoir on Wednesday following reports someone had been allegedly assaulted with a knife

Emergency services rushed to a home on Willoughby St, Reservoir on Wednesday following reports someone had been allegedly assaulted with a knife 

Heavily armed police tried to negotiate with a man before realising he wasn't at the home

Heavily armed police tried to negotiate with a man before realising he wasn’t at the home

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