Hills Shire, Sydney estate agent Sid Morgan shot at Point Cook

Hills Shire, Sydney estate agent Sid Morgan shot at Point Cook
Hills Shire, Sydney estate agent Sid Morgan shot at Point Cook

Sid Morgan, the Hills Shire, Sydney estate agent, suffered serious head injuries after a shot to his forehead in an incident on a Point Cook cul de sac last Thursday evening.

Two men have been questioned by Victoria Police over the shooting that left Morgan fighting for life in the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Sid Morgan, 53, was shot in the head in Spraypoint Drive at Point Cook about 11pm.

Neighbours said they heard an argument before a gunshot went off.

Security cameras captured a ute rushing from the cul de sac.

Three white cars were dusted for prints. 

Police have not yet revealed the motive of the crime. 

Investigators have spoken to a 29-year-old Point Cook man, located at Nagambie, north of Melbourne, and a 30-year-old man in Point Cook.

They were later released pending further inquiries.

Members of the police search and rescue team were set to search the lake at Sanctuary Lakes as part of the investigation.

Morgan promoted himself as The Hills number one agent having been an estate agent since 1997.

His website profile suggests Sid has personally held records in five different suburbs at the one time.

He prompted himself as an agent with a 'Never Say Die' attitude.

His record prices have included a 2017 Bella Vista sale at $3,335,000.

His last sale according to the realestate.com.au website was at Cherrybrook last September.

Throughthe years he has secured sales ranging from a $4.5 million sale at Newport on the northern beaches to $3.35 million at Sylvania Waters in Sydney's south.

The Sunday Herald Sun reported he had been travelling between Melbourne and Sydney where he was still working as a real estate agent. 

Property Observer saw Morgan two weeks ago at a Lane Cove open for inspection of a $8 million seven-bedroom home which was targeting the Chinese buyer, by keeping as many lucky number eight's as possible.

The price guide has been dropped from $8.8 million, which it was when listed last year, to $8,088,000.

The home previously sold at a suburb record when paying $4.25 million three years ago.

The late 1980s home, built from double brick and suspended concrete slab construction, has been opulently renovated throughout.

It has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a fully self-contained guest quarters and a five car, auto entry garage.

It sits in 1,810 sqm of private resort style grounds which feature a floodlit, championship size tennis court with incorporated basketball court, a solar heated swimming pool and a gym.

The tennis court is one of only a few in the whole suburb.

The marketing says the process of obtaining council approval to turn the property into four luxury three level townhouses with internal lifts is well underway.

Sid Morgan operated Morgan One Stop Realty at Castle Hill, then Morgans.

He launched an innovative virtual office at Castle Towers in 2006.

His virtual office was set to consist of a centralised administration office which Sid Morgan refers to as the mother ship, and satellite offices.

Morgan says each satellite office will consist of a four-workstation unit which can be located in any high pedestrian traffic area.

He had won a Hills Excellence In Business Award for his interactive real estate displays at the front of his office.

The machines, about the size of an ATM, was able to provide buyers with a complete interactive tour of the property.

"I was one of the first agents in Australia, and the first in the Hills district to start using this technology,'' he noted in 2005.

His website noted he ran Morgans Foundation of Hope a charitable organisation having publicly commit 8% of the companies gross turnover to the foundation.

Morgan was a former detective acquitted of murder.

Said Morgan was a detective in the New South Wales police force, and had become aware of allegations that his brother-in-law, Mansour Suha, had been sexually molesting three young girls, including two of Morgan’s relatives.

Morgan, then known as Said Morgan, was accused of the shooting murder of his brother-in-law, Mansour Suha, on 26 May 1995 at a home at Oakhurst.

He was not convicted for the killing, because he believed the lives of the children who had been molested were in danger.

He was acquitted of murder and later reinvented himself as a real estate agent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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