Stanley Turvey: How family of fugitive begged their face-tattooed loved one to hand himself in before he was gunned down by cops
The family of a tattoo-covered fugitive claim they begged the thug to turn himself in to police before he was shot dead by tactical officers.
Friends of Stanley Turvey, 33, are remembering him as a “modern-day Ned Kelly” after he was shot in rural Victoria on Wednesday morning.
The Finks bikie gang member began a three-day manhunt on Monday afternoon after firing a gun during a police search of property in Katandra West, north of Shepparton in northern Victoria.
Turvey drove away from the scene and traveled to Finley in New South Wales before returning to Ardmona, south of Shepparton, where he was confronted and killed by police.
His family have since revealed they tried to contact drug-affected Turvey while he was on the run, hoping to convince him to surrender to police.
Stanley Turvey (above) was shot by Victoria police on Wednesday after a three-day manhunt
Turvey’s family and friends revealed they wanted him to surrender to police before he was shot (Photo: Police at the Ardmona property where Turvey was killed)
Family member Phillip Turvey wrote online: ‘Stanley, Dad told you to give up because it wouldn’t end well, and look what happened.
“You should have listened to him.”
Several more of Turvey’s friends shared tributes to him online, describing him as a “family man before he was a criminal.”
“Despite the odds, Stanley Turvey, you may be in a better place,” one person wrote.
“I’ve known you for a long time, but you went out on a bad date, buddy.
“I feel for you little ones, man, it could have been a different outcome, but the choices you made didn’t allow for that. Rest in peace.’
Another said: ‘His family is made up of the most beautiful (and) caring people you could meet.
“Yes, they know what he did was wrong and wish he didn’t do what he did.
‘It’s a shame that Stanley has gone down the wrong path with those damn drugs going around these days and destroying a lot of lives.
“His family sympathizes with those involved in all of this and wishes they didn’t have to experience what he did to them.”
Police launched a manhunt after Turvey (above) fired a gun into the air when police visited his Katandra West property
A close friend of Turvey echoed how loved ones tried to contact him during the three days he was on the run.
“We all kept in touch while it was happening, trying to get him to just turn himself in,” they told police. Herald Sun.
‘But he was too manic. He just answered and hung up the phone.
“It was just a sad day for everyone.”
Victoria Police said Turvey fired a gunshot into the air on Monday when they attended the Katandra West property for a firearms ban check.
Neighbor Dianne said Turvey was shirtless and yelling during the conversation with police.
“The entire police force was crouched down with their guns drawn,” she said Nine news.
“They kept telling him, ‘Put your gun down and put your hands behind your head.’
“And then he just walked back and said, ‘I’m not going back to jail again.’
Officers attempted to pursue Turvey as he fled, but lost control of their car on Creighton Road.
The vehicle rolled and the two officers inside were rushed to Goulburn Valley Health hospital with minor injuries. They have now been released.
Somewhere along the way, Turvey ditched his vehicle and stopped at a random home in Youanmite, where police allege he held a man at gunpoint and forced him to drive to Finley, across the New South Wales border.
Two officers suffered minor injuries during Turvey’s initial pursuit while their car (above) was rolling
The man was not injured and was released once the pair arrived.
However, police had swarmed Turvey’s property in Finley on Monday evening, so the fugitive fled to nearby Yarrawonga, where he allegedly threatened a woman at gunpoint and stole her car on Tuesday morning.
Victoria Police confronted Turvey at a property on Turnbull Road in Ardmona and confirmed he was armed.
He was shot at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday after a standoff.
Homicide detectives will investigate his death in an investigation overseen by Victoria Police’s Professional Standards Command.