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Pavel Marinof Shoots Six Victoria Police Officers, 1985-1986

At midnight on 18 June 1985, Sergeant Brian Stooke and Senior Constable Peter Steele stopped a car in a quiet street in the Melbourne suburb of Cheltenham. They were in search of a burglar who had been breaking into local factories for weeks. The driver of the car was Pavel Marinof, a Bulgarian army deserter and gun enthusiast who went by the names of Max Clarke or Mad Max. He worked in a local plastics factory and was the burglar the police had been trying to catch.

Marinof opened fire on Steele and Stooke, seriously injuring both men before speeding off. Steele radioed in Marinof’s license plate number, sending police on a chase in which Marinof shot at three more officers. He then spent the next three days hiding in the roof space of a suburban home before making his escape.

Eight months later, police received a tip-off that Marinof was hiding in Wallen, Victoria. On 24 February, major crime squad detectives Rod MacDonald and John Kapetanovski pulled over Marinof on the Hume Highway. He opened fire and seriously wounded both detectives. Despite receiving a bullet wound to the chest, MacDonald was able to take aim at Marinof and kill him as he tried to drive away.
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