The last words of a BWS worker after being stabbed at a drive-through bottle shop at Darwin’s Airport Tavern

The harrowing last words of a young worker who was stabbed to death while working at a drive-through bottle shop in Darwin have been revealed.

NT Police said the young man was fatally attacked with a knife around 9pm on Sunday during a shift at The Airport Tavern’s BWS shop in McMillians Road, Jingili.

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“I love you dad, I just got stabbed,” he told his father, texting him after the incident.

His father told Darwin radio station Mix FM his son was working in the bottle shop while he was in college and was planning to find another job. NT Police originally reported he was 19 years old; However, his father has since clarified that he was 20 years old.

“He’s a wonderful, headstrong, strong boy,” the radio show’s father said.

“A typical 20-year-old. He’s only been in the Territory for the last two years.

“Before that he hails from Queensland and Cairns.

“He loved his football and was very interested in music at the moment. He tried to release a few songs and worked at BWS at the airport for about 30 hours.”

The 20-year-old was working at the BWS drive-through bottle shop at the Airport Tavern in Darwin when he was attacked. Credit: 7NEWS

However, the victim’s father added his son had previously experienced other violent behaviors at his workplace.

“He had a screwdriver pulled from him a few weeks ago,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Main Criminal Investigation Department arrested a 19-year-old man Monday morning over the incident.

He remains in police custody and is expected to be charged later in the day.

Endeavor Group, which owns The Airport Tavern, issued a statement Monday about the death, saying it was offering advice and support to all staff and the victim’s family.

“Endeavour Group can confirm that a team member has tragically passed away following a serious incident at the BWS Drive Through Bottle Shop at the Airport Tavern in Darwin last night,” said CEO Steve Donohue.

‍”Despite best efforts to revive the team member, he died at the scene.

“Our thoughts are with the family, friends and loved ones of the team member.

“We would like to thank the rescue workers who were on site.

“The incident is now being investigated by NT Police.”

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James Brien

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