Mother of Brady Shuttler makes plea for witnesses to son’s injuries to come forward


Kimbra Pettit and her son Brady Shuttler.
Kimbra Pettit and her son Brady Shuttler.

THE mother of a young man left for dead in Scarborough has made an emotional plea for witnesses to come forward about her son’s mystery injuries.

Kimbra Pettit said she flew from Tasmania when she heard her 24-year-old son Brady Shuttler was in an induced coma with head injuries after he was found unconscious on Hastings Street last Friday .

“It’s been a horrendous time, I’m distraught – I was a gibbering mess (when I found out),” she said.

“Please come forward, I’m begging as a mother, let me know what happened.”

Mr Shuttler was evicted from the Indi Bar in Scarborough and police believe his injuries were sustained between midnight and 12.30 am.

The Scarborough resident was found unconscious with serious injuries by a resident and taken to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment.

Ms Pettit said her son had severe concussion, bruising on the brain and lacerations to the side of his head.

“He cannot go back to work or drive for eight weeks,” she said.

“I don’t want anyone else to have to go though this; I never thought it would be me standing here doing this.

“I don’t have anger I just want to know the answers even if it was an accident, accidents happen.”

Detective Senior Constable Cara Maassen said a white 4WD was seen in the area but police were still unsure how Mr Shuttler sustained his injuries.

“Police want to speak to anyone who interacted with Brady between those times particularly at the Indi Bar car park and Hastings Street.”

At the time of the incident, Mr Shuttler was wearing a white and blue checked shirt, black jeans and dark brown cowboy boots.

Det Snr Cons Maassen said the 4WD was either white and grey or white and silver with a large spare tyre on the back.

“Police want to know what has happened as does Brady because he can’t remember what happened on the night due to head injuries,” she said.

“If there is anyone at all who was in Hastings Street in a white 4WD we urge them to come forward and tell us what they know.”

Mr Shuttler was found without his Samsung Galaxy phone or wallet, but police are unsure if the items were stolen or misplaced.

While speaking to media Mr Shuttler, who has been in and out of hospital since the incident, appeared shaky and retreated to a car to throw up.

Suffering from vertigo and nausea, he struggled to open his eyes and was taken from the scene in an ambulance.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 .