Police have arrested a 26-year-old man over the alleged homicide of Taha Sabbagh, who was fatally shot by a minimum of two assailants exterior a gymnasium in Sydney’s south-west in entrance of his 12-year-old son in March.
Murder detectives made the arrest at Sydney Worldwide Airport about 3.30pm on Sunday earlier than the person was as a consequence of board a flight.
He was taken to Surry Hills Police Station and charged with homicide. Police will allege the person, from Fairfield East, was concerned within the planning and coordination of the assault on Sabbagh.
The arrest follows investigations by Strike Drive Pemak, which was set as much as examine the taking pictures. The deadly assault on the 40-year-old father shattered a six-month lull in a spate of gangland shootings throughout Sydney.
On the time of the taking pictures, Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty mentioned Sabbagh was not well-known to police however the focused assault had “all of the hallmarks of an organised crime-related homicide”.
CCTV footage of the taking pictures exhibits a minimum of two assailants ready for over an hour exterior Elite Struggle Drive martial arts gymnasium on Carlingford Road, Sefton, early on Thursday, March 2.
When Sabbagh arrived on the gymnasium they shot him via the windscreen and automotive door in entrance of his son, who was unhurt however “traumatised”, Doherty mentioned on the time.
The attackers’ Mazda 3 was later discovered burned and deserted within the close by suburb of Birrong.