One moment they were three strangers going to work on an ordinary Monday morning in Melbourne’s CBD. Then, in the blink of an eye, Natalie Gullace, Paul de Waard and Brendan Keilar found themselves deliberately walking into the line of gunfire – staring down and trying to stop an armed madman hellbent on murdering his girlfriend.
The heroism the trio showed is beyond words, and while it saved Kaera Douglas’s life it came with a terrible cost. Kaera, Paul and Brendan were shot by drug-fuelled bikie Christopher Hudson, and Brendan died from his wounds.
For the first time since the shooting the three survivors reunite to pay tribute to Brendan. They tell Tara Brown the trauma of that day will never leave them, and that a fate as cruel as this should be a reminder to everyone that there’s nothing more precious than life itself.
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producer: Laura Sparkes
View the 60 Minutes report (parts 1, 2 and 3) here.