Darwin mass shooter a parolee with a history of violence
Northern Territory police face questions as to how 45-year-old Ben Hoffmann had been given the time and space to kill four men and badly wound a woman in one of Australia's worst killing sprees since Port Arthur. Hoffmann, a parolee with a history of violence, strapped with an electronic monitoring bracelet, slipped through Darwin’s quiet streets on the killing spree unburdened by police for close to an hour. As of Wednesday night no one, save perhaps the killer himself, was quite sure why – or, importantly, how.
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A man suspected of killing four men after he opened fire in Darwin on Tuesday night has been identified as 45-year-old Ben Hoffmann.
Hoffmann was arrested about 6.45pm in the Stuart Park area after the alleged gunman was on the loose for an hour.
More than 100 police officers swarmed the city on Tuesday night to examine multiple crime scenes including the Buff Club, Palms Motel, a Coles Express and the Peter McAulay Centre police facility as they traced the shooter's steps.
Alleged Darwin gunman expected to be charged with four counts of murder, police say
The man allegedly responsible for killing four people and injuring another in a shooting spree across Darwin's inner-city suburbs is expected to be charged with four counts of murder, police have said. NT Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw said charges are impending against the alleged gunman, understood to be NT-bred Benjamin Glenn Hoffmann, who has been under police guard at Royal Darwin Hospital since his dramatic arrest by heavily armed tactical police officers on Tuesday night.
The suspect is Ben Hoffmann , a Darwin man known to police who was wearing a monitoring bracelet. Clinton Hoffmann , the brother of alleged shooter Ben Hoffmann , has released a statement expressing "deepest condolences" to all of those affected by the shooting , including the
Local media reported a man suspected of killing four people after he opened fire in Darwin , Australia, on Tuesday night has been identified as 45-year-old Ben Hoffmann . Police said they do not believe the incident was terrorism-related and are still trying to establish the motivation behind the shooting .
Four men were killed, while at least one woman was injured and taken to hospital for treatment.
Hoffmann was known to police. He was released on parole in January and was wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet. Police believe he acted alone.
Officers were able to track down the suspected shooter after he contacted a police duty superintendent, who alerted others to his location, NT Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw said on Tuesday night.
"He asked to be placed into protective custody, which we did," Commissioner Kershaw said.
"We do believe he may have been trying to hand himself in. We're not sure."
A former friend of Hoffmann, who did not want to be identified, said he had been in and out of jails for years.
Darwin alleged shooter was hunting for 'Alex' over 'secret relationship'
It's believed Ben Hoffmann, the suspected gunman in Tuesday's mass shooting, was searching for a man called Alex who he believed had been conducting a secret relationship with his girlfriend. Ben Hoffmann, 45, a parolee with a history of violence who was wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet, was arrested on Tuesday night after he allegedly opened fire in various locations across the city. Police have revealed Hoffmann is thought to have known two of the four victims who were killed during the shootings.
The review is triggered after parolee Benjamin Glenn Hoffmann , 45, allegedly carried out last night's attacks across the Top End city that left four men dead and a woman injured.
Accused Darwin shooter Ben Hoffmann is taken from hospital into custody. Mr Hoffmann has been charged with four counts of murder, two of of aggravated recklessly Another man, who police have spoken with, is believed to have supplied the suspect with ammunition the morning of the shooting .
"He was just a normal guy growing up but at some stage, maybe 15 or 16 years ago, we drifted to a normal life, and he drifted to a life of drugs and crime. As far as I know, the last 15 years he's been in and out of jail," he said.
He said he last saw Hoffmann after he got out of jail earlier this year.
"He seemed normal. He was friendly. Happy to see me. I saw him again later but I avoided him, like you might do with people you know who are in and out of jail... from what I've heard, since he's been out of jail he's been heavily into drugs."
Hoffmann's brother is Clinton Hoffmann, a successful businessman who is well-known in Darwin.
"His brother's a really upstanding citizen," said the friend.
"He's mega successful. He's got a driving app and doing very well. He's often seen on red carpets and those sort of events. He's a good guy and I'm feeling for him tonight."
Police said they do not believe the incident was terrorism-related and are still trying to establish the motivation behind the shooting.
The suspected shooter is currently being held at hospital.
Humpty Doo residents 'wary' given suspected Darwin shooter allegedly spotted in area on day of attack.
Twice in the hours preceding a horrific shooting rampage in Darwin city, suspected attacker Benjamin Glenn Hoffman was allegedly spotted in the the rural community of Humpty Doo. In the aftermath, at least one resident has started locking her doors. Chris Bertram never bothered locking her doors before last Tuesday. But given the suspected perpetrator of the horrific shooting rampage in Darwin city was allegedly spotted that day at least twice in her rural community of Humpty Doo, the resident decided the extra security couldn't hurt.