Man charged with murder over fatal stabbing of paramedic

Friday, 14 April 2023 10:23:55 PM

A man has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a NSW Ambulance paramedic in Sydney’s south-west today.

About 5.30am (Friday 14 April 2023), officers from Campbelltown Police Area Command were called to a fast-food restaurant on Queen Street, Campbelltown, following reports a male paramedic had been stabbed.

The 29-year-old man was treated at the scene and taken to Liverpool Hospital, where he later died.

A crime scene was established, which was forensically examined by specialist officers.

The State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and detectives from Campbelltown Police Area Command commenced an investigation into the incident under Strike Force Tarpaulin.

A 21-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Campbelltown Police Station.

Homicide detectives have now charged the man with murder.

He has been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court tomorrow (Saturday 15 April 2023).

NSW Police would like to commend the actions of the emergency services and members of the public who rendered first aid and assistance at the scene.

With investigations under Strike Force Tarpaulin ongoing, anyone with information is urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.