By Cam Lucadou-Wells
Police are seeking further information on a street fight and death of a 37-year-old man in Dandenong North.
Ahmet Gezer, of no fixed address, died in hospital after being involved in a fight with a 31-year-old Dandenong North man in Carlton Road between 5am-5.30am on Monday 2 December.
The other man has spoken to Homicide Squad detectives and released pending further inquiries.
Detective Inspector Tim Day, of the Homicide Squad, said the essence of the continuing investigation was determining the other man’s culpability and whether his use of force was reasonable.
He said at about 5am, a 26-year-old woman spotted a “suspicious” Mr Gezer at a nearby bus stop as she drove from her Gladstone Road address, just north of Carlton Road.
She U-turned and drove back past her home, observing Mr Gezer in the front yard, Det Insp Day said.
She called her husband inside the home. He came outside and followed Mr Gezer east along Carlton Road, where the pair fought.
“We don’t know if it lasted five minutes, 10 minutes or 15 minutes,” Det Insp Day said.
But at the end, Mr Gezer was left unconscious with serious injuries. He was attended by paramedics and died in hospital several hours later.
Forty-eight hours later, police intercepted vehicles on Gladstone and Carlton roads between 5am-6am to uncover more witnesses, dashcam footage and information.
At this stage, police have CCTV and neighbours’ accounts of what they heard during the fight.
No weapons were used in the fight.
Detectives were trying to corroborate what was said and what was physically done, Det Insp Day said.
“The circumstances are a little bit sketchy on how it occurred,” Det Insp Day said.
“The aim is to bring as much evidence as we can to the table.
“We only have one version of events.”
Mr Gezer was wearing a grey, white, red and black checkered jacket, shorts and dark shoes at the time.
Any information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppersvic.com.au