$1 Million Reward Offered to Solve the Death of Shannon McCormack’s Coward
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$1 Million Reward Offered to Solve the Death of Shannon McCormack’s Coward

Police have offered a $1 million reward for information about Shannon McCormack’s death after he was struck on the head in Melbourne’s CBD.

$1 Million Reward Offered to Solve the Death of Shannon McCormack's Coward

McCormack, then 22 years old, was involved in an altercation with a group of men outside the Queens Bridge Hotel on May 27, 2007, after leaving a Southbank nightclub with his friends early in the morning.

He was stepping in to try to separate his friend from an argument when he was beaten by an unknown man.

He suffered a serious head injury when his head hit the ground.

After undergoing several surgeries, Mr. McCormack died on June 3 from his injuries.

Camera icon Shannon McCormack was only 22 when he died of a fatal blow. Supplied: Victoria Police Credit: Supplied Camera Icon A $1 million reward has been offered to find the man who delivered the crash that killed Shannon McCormack. Delivered Victoria Police Credit: Delivered

Detective Inspector Tony Cambridge said his “senseless” and “unnecessary” death was still on the minds of many Victorians.

“It was one of the first single-shot deaths that unfortunately became all too common in the years since, and I know his family has campaigned tirelessly for greater awareness of this issue,” he said.

“Unfortunately, his parents Bill and Cheryl never saw the things many people take for granted. They never saw Shannon graduate from college, get his first job, get married, or start a family. All this has been taken from them for no reason.

“The McCormack family remains desperate for answers and to hold those responsible accountable.”

IconBill McCormack’s camera with a photo of his son Shannon. Andy Brownbill Credit: News Corp Australia

Since then, police have been trying to identify the group of at least three men involved in the altercation, including the man who delivered the fatal blow.

Nearly a decade ago, in 2013, investigators released CCTV footage from outside the Queens Bridge Hotel of a “key person of interest” they are still seeking to identify.

This man is described as between 165 and 175 cm tall, with a thin to medium build and light brown or blond spiky hair.

He wore a light purple or blue T-shirt and light blue jeans at night.

The police still call on people who recognize this man or the other men with him to come forward.

They believe there are still people who have information about who was responsible for Mr. McCormack’s death.

Camera icon CCTV footage of men people think can help with their investigation. Supplied: Victoria Police Credit: Icon Camera footage of men people believe can help with their research. Provided: Victoria Police Credit: Supplied Camera Icon Image of a man released from prison in 2007 who wishes to speak to police in connection with the death of Shannon McCormack. Delivered: Victoria Police Credit: Delivered

“Over the last 15 years, those involved have likely spoken to someone else about it, and that information may have been passed on to others,” said Mr. Combridge.

“All we need is a name, and we still believe this case can be solved.”

The $1 million reward will be paid for information leading to the arrest and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for Mr. McCormack’s death.

The director of the Public Prosecution Service also considers granting immunity from prosecution to anyone who provides information about the identity of the main perpetrator(s).

Anyone with information is requested to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.