Victoria Police were called by a woman who saw the man “acting suspiciously” in the front yard of her home on Gladstone Rd in Dandenong North about 5am.
“The woman’s partner confronted the man and followed him to Carlton Rd where a physical altercation took place,” police said in a statement about midday.
“The man sustained life-threatening injuries in the fight and was conveyed to hospital where he died several hours later.”
A trespasser has died in hospital after a violent confrontation in Dandenong north. Homicide detective have now taken over the investigation. The man was loitering around a property and the occupant inside confronted him. @7NewsMelbourne pic.twitter.com/yGhj6nmRK0
— Cassie Zervos (@cassiezervos) December 2, 2019
The intersecting suburban streets are lined with houses and a secondary college is also nearby.
The male occupant of the home was taken to hospital for treatment.
Police said homicide squad detectives are now investigating the death of the other man.
“I heard some swear words, I opened the curtain, I saw nothing but then I saw an ambulance,” Carlton resident Jimmy Nguyen told The Herald Sun.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.