Breakthrough in murder investigation of slain ISIS terrorist’s teenage relative as police charge a man, 18, with ‘concealing information about the brazen shooting in Sydney’s west’
- An 18-year-old man was arrested in Cartwright, near Liverpool on Wednesday
- He has been charged with concealing an indictable offence and refused bail
- Omar Elomar, 18, was shot dead at Miller, south-west Sydney, on Saturday night
- He died after intervening in a fight involving his young cousin and a rival group
A 18-year-old man has been charged as part of an investigation into the fatal shooting of a teenager in Sydney’s west.
Omar Elomar, 18, was gunned down outside a park on Cabramatta Avenue in Miller, in Sydney’s west, around 11.10pm on Saturday.
He was shot in the chest in a playground before dying in a pool of blood next to his silver Lexus despite the best efforts of a local who tried to perform CPR.
An 18-year-old was arrested man at his home in Cartwright, near Liverpool, on Wednesday afternoon.
Omar Elomar (pictured) was gunned down in a western Sydney park on Saturday night after he intervened in an argument between his younger cousin and rival schoolboys
Omar was farewelled by hundreds of mourners at Lakemba Mosque, in Sydney’s west
He was taken to Liverpool Police Station and charged with conceal serious indictable offence.
He was refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Thursday.
NSW Homicide Squad detectives also executed a search warrant to conduct a raid of the property, where they seized ‘various items’ relating to the investigation.
Detectives are continuing to canvass the local area, and speaking with Mr Elomar’s family, friends, and associates.
They are also seeking dash cam footage of vehicles travelling in the area at the time of the shooting.
Police confirmed on Monday inquiries into Mr Elomar’s death were still ongoing as the shooter remains on the loose.
Hundreds of mourners turned out at Lakemba Mosque in western Sydney to farewell the teenager on Wednesday.
Tributes have flowed for him in the days since his death, with relatives telling how he desperately wanted to become a lawyer and leave the notoriety over his family name behind him
Omar’s relative Mohamed Elomar (pictured) was infamously pictured holding severed heads in his hand while fighting for ISIS in Syria, before later dying in a drone strike in 2015
Tributes have flowed for him in the days since his death, with relatives telling how he desperately wanted to become a lawyer and leave the notoriety over his family name behind him.
The teenager’s death gained additional attention because of his relation to a number of criminals including former ISIS fighter Mohamed Elomar.
Daily Mail Australia understands Omar is a direct relative of Ibrahim Elomar, an uncle to Mohamed and Ahmed Elomar.
Mohamed was infamously pictured holding severed heads in his hands while fighting for Islamic State in Syria.
Forensic officers (pictured) search the park – which is popular with children and located next to Miller Park Technology School – for evidence on Sunday morning