Christos and wife Tammy Saristavros attend charity night for disadvantaged Cypriot children at Stathi’s Athenian Tavern on October 22, 2000.
The couple leaves the Box Hill venue at 10pm because Mr Saristavros wants to be up early for work.
They are confronted at their Saab car by a hooded gunman in the car park at a corner of Cambridge and Station streets, 100m from the venue.
Mr Saristavros and the gunman struggle and the tycoon is shot in his chest, and then as he chases the shooter, he is shot in his head. Gunman flees on foot. Mr Saristavros dies in his wife’s arms.
She runs inside the venue and screams for help, and paramedics arrive at 10.26pm.
The killer was at a nearby 7-Eleven just moments earlier, intending to rob the store.
He wore prescription glasses, a black knitted beanie, dark jacket and white runners. Described as South East Asian.
Victoria Police reward: $100,000.
Saristavros family reward: $1 million.