Homicide detectives have charged a fourth man in connection with the fatal shooting of a former associate of jailed drug lord Tony Mokbel in Melbourne’s south-east more than three years ago.
On 3 March 2019, Mitat Rasimi was ambushed and shot dead just meters from his home in Dandenong, allegedly over a debt he owed the Comancheros.
Rasimi, who was driving his car at the time of the impact, was found unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds by police after he crashed into a pole on Dawn Avenue.
Hours before he was shot dead, he attended a meeting at a coffee shop frequented by members of the Albanian community on Lonsdale Street in Dandenong.
At the time, police said the alleged killers chased the 51-year-old man in a stolen orange Ford Ranger Ute, which they later tried to set alight on McMahons Road in Bangholme, in Melbourne’s south-east.
The latest man to be charged with murder, a 34-year-old man from Carrum Downs, was arrested by homicide detectives at his home on Tuesday morning.
He has been charged with assisting Rasima’s alleged killers and is expected to appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court from custody on Tuesday night.
Comancheros president Mick Murray was arrested at his home in Listerfield in the south in April and charged with Rasimi’s murder.