Duy Linh Ho Wiki
Duy Linh Ho Biography
Who was Duy Linh Ho?
Duy Linh Ho, 41, was high on methamphetamine when he barricaded himself in the bathroom of his family’s home in Doolandella, Brisbane, in July 2019.At a pre-inquest conference at Brisbane Coroner’s Court, Mr Ho was said to be depressed and struggling with an opiate dependency.
Mr Ho’s family
Several members of Mr. Ho’s family were at the scene, including his sister-in-law, his partner and their children, who fled the house before the police arrived.
The father of four had also sought help for mental illness.
Hours before the shooting, a distraught Mr. Ho locked himself in the bathroom screaming that he “wanted to die.”
When he finally opened the door, his partner Hong Luu called the paramedics and told them that Mr. Ho was violent and that he had tried to take his own life by cutting off his arm.
Police were also called when Mr. Ho refused medical treatment and was “agitated and verbally aggressive.”
“Mr Ho made a series of suicide threats saying he wanted to die,” Rhiannon Helsen’s attorney told the court.
Mr. Ho died at the scene after approaching police officers with his sword and a broken mirror.
After a confrontation with the authorities, the sister-in-law, the couple and the children fled the house before the police moved out.
Mr. Ho was armed with a samurai sword and a broken mirror when the officers entered the house.
“Almost immediately, banging and breaking glass was heard as Mr. Ho, still armed with a sword and mirror, ran down the stairs,” Helsen said.
The police drew their weapons and ordered Mr. Ho to drop the sword.
Housekeeper who watched a father-of-four get shot dead
A young housekeeper who watched her father-of-four employer gunned down by police after a siege insists he was a kind man and “not the villain”.
Duylinh ‘Louie’ Ho, 41, was shot dead outside his home in Doolandella, Brisbane, on July 22 as he confronted officers with a samurai sword.
Police said Ho held his wife Nikki, his four children under the age of 10 and another woman hostage inside the house before later releasing them.
Emily Ross watched the father of four Duylinh ‘Louie’ Ho, for whom she worked as a housekeeper, being shot dead by police after a siege.
But her housekeeper, Emily Ross, who was the other woman involved, claims that Mr. Ho was having a mental breakdown and that he posed no threat to them.
“I want to clear his name and make sure everyone knows that he is not the villain in this story,” she told Daily Mail Australia.
We were not hostages. The children, his wife and I were never harmed by Louie. He was struggling with mental health issues.
“We called the ambulance for medical assistance because he had an injury and was threatening to harm himself.”
The family called an ambulance around 5:30 am when Mr. Ho began behaving erratically, even threatening to knock a mirror down the stairs.
Ms Ross said Mr Ho’s family
Ms Ross said Mr Ho’s family was distraught at the way police portrayed him after the shooting and friends and family were confused by suggestions he would do “such terrible things”.
A neighbor who claimed to have witnessed the series of events also insisted that “there was no bloody siege”.
‘I was there. When the children woke up, he sent them down the stairs towards us,” he said, describing Mr. Ho as a close friend.
“[At] 4 a.m. he was crying out for help… It was mental health, not drugs, etc., and his four kids and his wife that I feel sorry for.”
Police said that seconds after the family was released, Mr. Ho charged at the sword-wielding officers and was shot at around 7:45 a.m.
Paramedics tried to save his life, but he died of his injuries half an hour later.