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Fourth man charged over fatal Brisbane stabbing

A fourth man has been charged over the fatal stabbing of 23-year-old Levi Johnson outside a Brisbane gym on Monday.

The 24-year-old man was surrounded and arrested at his accommodation in Warwick, about 130 kilometres south-west of Brisbane, last night, and later charged with murder.

A woman was also taken into custody. She is assisting police with their inquiries.

Levi Johnston, 23, was dragged out of his car in what police called a "disturbing and brazen" ambush at a carpark outside a gym in Mansfield.
Levi Johnston, 23, was allegedly dragged out of his car in what police called a “disturbing and brazen” ambush at a carpark outside a gym in Mansfield. (Supplied)

The 24-year-old man is expected to appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court tomorrow.

It comes after police arrested and charged 35-year-old Thomas Myler yesterday.

Queensland Police say the 35-year-old had allegedly been on the run since Johnson was killed on Monday in broad daylight outside a gym park in Mansfield.

Detective Superintendent Andrew Massingham said a member of the public reported seeing the car used in the “horrific” attack on Johnson which led police to Myler’s whereabouts.

He added Myler and his girlfriend were at a Chandler residence allegedly attempting to bury firearms.

Myler’s girlfriend is currently undergoing questioning and police are deciding whether to lay any charges in relation to aiding Myler in avoiding police custody.

Police also located a white Nissan Patrol believed to have been used in Monday’s attack.

Massingham said Myler was armed prior to surrendering to police.

Police believe Myler and another alleged attacker split up after the incident and have stayed on the run locally instead of fleeing across the border.

The scene of the crime at Mansfield on Monday. (Supplied)

Earlier this week two other men, both aged 34, were charged with murder and related offences over the killing.

Massingham said it was believed the men could all be linked to the “fairly unknown” 13 Kings gang, which has a presence in Capalaba.

He said police believed the men had been watching the victim before he was attacked on Monday.

He said detectives believed the victim realised he was being followed and pulled into the car park of a Mansfield gym to seek refuge when he was allegedly attacked about 1pm on Monday.

The victim was allegedly pursued by a black Audi and rammed by a Nissan Patrol before five men piled out of the cars and smashed the driver’s side window with a crowbar.

Police say they chased the victim as he tried to flee from the passenger door, and that he was stabbed multiple times in the torso by one of the men before four of the men fled in the Nissan Patrol.

The fifth man fled on foot.

Superintendent Massingham said police had not found the Nissan Patrol, which they believed was still in the area.

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