Three men have been charged with the murder of a Brisbane teenager after he allegedly plunged to his death from a balcony in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Police were called to an apartment block on View Avenue in Surfers Paradise just after 3am on Saturday where a group of young people had been consuming prescription drugs.
Police now believe the 19-year-old was killed during an armed robbery.
Detectives will allege in court that three men from one apartment stormed another unit in the same building armed with a knife in the lead up to Mr English’s death.
The men, aged 18, 20 and 22, were arrested overnight and have all been charged with murder and two counts of armed robbery.
All three men are expected to appear in court tomorrow, the 18-year-old in Beenleigh Magistrates Court and the two others in Brisbane Magistrates Court.
Emergency services who initially attended the apartment found a group of seven people, four of whom were in a semi-conscious state after consuming prescription drugs.
All four were transported to Robina Hospital in a stable condition.
Investigations into Mr English’s death are continuing.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au