Second man charged with murder after fatal assault – Wakeley

A second man has been charged by detectives investigating the fatal assault of another man in Sydney’s west earlier this month.

About 9pm on Friday 14 February 2020, Ross Houllis, aged 28, attended a shopping centre on Bulls Road, Wakeley, to meet a potential buyer for items he’d advertised online.

Mr Houllis was approached by two men in the car park, who demanded cash before allegedly assaulting him and dragged him through the car park.

The men allegedly knocked Mr Houllis to the ground and seriously assaulted him before fleeing the area.

Witnesses contacted emergency services, who attended a short time later, with NSW Ambulance paramedics taking him to hospital in a critical condition.

Despite the efforts of medical staff, Mr Houllis died the following Monday (17 February 2020).

Detectives from Fairfield City Police Area Command are investigating the incident under Strike Force Antas.

A 27-year-old man was charged over the alleged murder last week. He remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a search warrant was executed by operatives from the Tactical Operations Unit at a home at Yagoona about 10am today (Tuesday 25 February 2020).

A 26-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Bankstown Police Station, where he was charged with murder.

He has been refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court today (Tuesday 25 Febrary 2020).

Investigations under Strike Force Antas are continuing.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Antas investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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