The Canberra leader of the Comancheros bikie gang has died in a fight at a bar in the city’s CBD overnight.
Police were called to Kokomo’s on the corner of Genge and Bunda streets at 12:05am after reports of a “disturbance”.
A 48-year-old man died at the scene.
ABC sources have confirmed the man was Comancheros Canberra commander Pitasoni Ulavalu.
The ABC also understands he was stabbed inside and died outside the venue.
Police say a second man was injured and treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital.
“We’re treating this as a suspicious death and we’re treating this very seriously,” ACT Policing Acting Chief, Mick Calatzis, said.
Police are appealing to anyone who was at the bar at the time to come forward, and believe some patrons recorded the altercation on their mobile phones.
“That footage would be extremely handy and very helpful for this ongoing investigation,” he said.
The area around the bar remains cordoned off and there were emotional scenes this morning as family and friends of the victim visited the location.
Kokomo’s reopened less than a month ago after closing due to the coronavirus lockdown.