Crime Wrap | Grandmother murdered, and gun-wielding man steals truck

Crime Wrap | Grandmother murdered, and gun-wielding man steals truck

Deng David Ker is accused of stabbing a woman and her daughter.

A 25-year-old man accused of murdering a Perth grandmother and injuring her daughter inside a Beckenham home has been remanded in custody for at least another month.

Deng David Ker was accused of stabbing Julianne Egan, 63, and severely injuring her 30-year-old daughter Emma Egan inside their home in Ulandi Court in Beckenham just before 11.30pm on Saturday.

Mr Ker, of no fixed address, has been charged with: one count of murder; and one count of attempted murder.

Mr Ker appeared briefly in the Armadale Magistrates Court on Monday, where he was not represented by a lawyer.

He applied for bail but was told that could not be considered due to the seriousness of the charges.

Mr Ker was not required to enter a plea and was ordered to appear in the Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on December 20.

Police believe Mr Ker and the women knew each other.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday morning, Homicide Squad Detective Senior Sergeant Keith Neubronner said both women were believed to have been assaulted with an “edged weapon of some sort”.

“We have no idea what has actually happened inside the house. We know an altercation has occurred, but the actual intricacies of it all, we have no idea at this point in time,” he said.

Maddington death still under investigation

Homicide Squad detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 51-year-old man in Maddington on 2 November.

Police and emergency services were called to the home on Revesby Street just before 5pm, where they located the man deceased.
Detectives are appealing for anyone with information or anyone who observed suspicious behaviour in the area at the time to contact police.

Information can be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via

Gun-wielding man steals truck

Armadale police have charged a man following an incident in Thornlie on Saturday.

It is alleged around 5:10am, the accused was armed with a firearm when he approached a delivery truck, threatened the driver, and stole the truck.

It will also be alleged, prior to his arrest, the man pointed the firearm at two members of the public.

Around 6am, police sighted the truck and it will be alleged the man failed to stop, and following a brief evade police incident, was eventually arrested in Greenfields.

The 26-year-old man from Maddington has been charged with numerous offences, including (but not limited to);

  • One count of Aggravated armed robbery
  • One count of Steal Motor Vehicle and Drive Recklessly
  • Two counts of Unlicensed Person Possess Firearm/Ammunition • One count of Unlawfully Alter Firearm in any way
  • One count of Driver of a vehicle failed to comply with a direction to stop
  • One count of Reckless driving to escape pursuit by police
  • Two counts of Pointed Firearm at another Person He is due to appear in court at a later date.

Boom gate damaged in alleged getaway

Armadale Police need the public’s help in an alleged stealing incident in Harrisdale on Friday 10 November.

About 2.45pm, two unknown men entered the trade entrance of a hardware store on Wright Road in a black Nissan Navara utility.

The men then allegedly placed a number of items in the tray of the vehicle before leaving through an automatic boom gate, making no attempt to pay for the items.

The boom gate was damaged during the incident.

As inquiries continue, police have released CCTV images of two men they believe may be able to assist with their investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at


Police are looking for these two men