The terrifying CCTV footage shows how the accused Darwin shooter calmly enters an industrial site with a shotgun before supposedly killing his fourth victim.
45-year-old Ben Hoffmann is accused of killing four men and seriously injuring a woman in a pump-action shotgun on Tuesday evening in and around Darwin.
Rob Courtney (52), Hassan Baydoun (33), Michael Sisois (57) and Nigel Hellings (75) died in four different places.
CCTV footage shot during the alleged rampage shows the accused gunman clutching a rifle while walking on an industrial estate on Jolly Road in Woolner.
The 45-year-old Ben Hoffmann (photo) is said to have killed four people and injured each other in a killing spree on Tuesday evening
CCTV footage taken during the alleged killing spree shows the accused shooter clinging to a rifle while entering an industrial estate on Jolly Road in Woolner
While he was still holding a gun, Hoffmann can be seen without a shirt and his back is soaked with blood from a stab wound.
CCTV later showed him how to leave the website after allegedly killing Mr. Courtney.
Earlier video surveillance showed Mr. Courtney walking through the building on the day of the attack.
The police claim that Mr. Courtney fought for his life in his last moments.
NT Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw told reporters Thursday that it was "very likely" that Hoffmann was stabbed.
A seemingly unsuspecting Rob Courtney can be seen walking around the building
An additional CCTV image showed Hoffmann in the same place he entered the site, but this time he left it. While he was still holding the alleged weapon in his hand, Hoffmann can be seen without a shirt and his back is soaked with blood from a stab wound
"The suspect was operated on for knife wounds sustained by the police before he was arrested," said Kershaw.
Mr. Kershaw said a "third party" bought the ammunition that Hoffmann allegedly used.
"There was a knife and the ammunition used that we believe are related to the firearm that were bought together on the morning of the violation in Darwin," he said.
This person is now helping with police investigations.
It was also announced that the police had the alleged murderer in their claws on the morning of the shooting.
The 45-year-old Hoffmann was charged with four murder cases on Friday – when the police shockingly admitted that it had led to the killing spree
Hoffmann is said to have fatally shot four men at four different locations (picture) and injured a woman
Mr. Kershaw said Hoffmann was stopped by the police on Tuesday morning while he was driving a silver proton and said he was a test drive.
When examining the police officer’s bodycam footage, Mr. Kershaw said the accused gunman had not acted aggressively at the time.
Hoffmann was then reportedly caught in two places on camera before visiting a house in Humpty Doo that the police were called to.
"A firearm may have been sighted, but we are working on it because there are multiple addresses out there," said Kershaw.
Hoffmann was charged with murder on Friday and ruthlessly endangered serious and criminal damage.
Further charges are likely to be filed, according to a police statement.
Hoffman is said to have known two of his victims, Darwin Casino security officers, Mr. Courtney and Mr. Sisois.
It is believed that Mr. Baydoun and Mr. Hellings never met the shooter, but were involved in the killing spree when the killer was looking for someone.
Hoffmann was officially interviewed by detectives on Thursday and brought to the Darwin guardhouse.
On Friday, he appeared by video link from Holtze Prison to Darwin District Court and said he was very sorry for what happened.
Darwin massacre: what happened?
The police were called to the Palms Motel on McMinn Street in Darwin at around 5.45 p.m. after a gunman reportedly stormed the building.
The accused allegedly shouted the name "Alex" when he fired shots and entered every room in the motel.
A man, taxi driver and father of two, Hassan Baydoun, died in this place. Witnesses said they saw a woman who had just been shot in the legs and is now in a stable condition in the hospital.
Witnesses say the alleged gunman fled the scene with a Toyota ute.
A third crime scene was set up in the Buff Club on the Stuart Highway, which remained open Tuesday evening because guests had no access to their cars.
A man was killed in the club. The shootings were reportedly in the parking lot.
Another crime scene was set up at Gardens Hill Crescent, where a third man was killed, just 550 meters from the Palms Motel.
Police say the woman was injured here, but was carried to the motel.
The fourth male victim died in a private home on Jolly Street in Woolner.
Resident Johnny Reid said the person reportedly knocked his door down and looked directly at the recycling worker before turning around and firing four shots at his friend.
The alleged gunman was on the run for about an hour while roadblocks were being built in the city.
At the end of the hour, he reportedly tried to enter Peter McAulay's police center.
He is believed to have attempted to hand over himself, but Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw said he was "armed and kicked the door" at the time.
Then he called Superintendent Lee Morgan on duty, presumably to hand himself over.
The 45-year-old was arrested at 6.45 p.m. local time at an intersection on Daly Street – about 850 meters from the Palms Motel. The video of the arrest showed that the man was insulted and pulled out under a white groove.
He is currently under police protection in the hospital and has applied to be taken into protective custody.
The alleged gunman had spent time in prison and was released on parole in January.
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