Fourth man, 29, is charged over gangland murder of underworld figure Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad
- Police charged the man, 29, for alleged role in the murder of underworld figure
- ‘Mr Big’ Ahmad was shot and killed in Sydney’s south-west suburbs on April 27
- The Canterbury man is the fourth to be charged in relation to Ahmad’s death
- Detectives raided four homes across Sydney’s west on Wednesday, seizing items
A fourth man has been charged over his alleged role in the murder of underworld figure Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad in Sydney’s southwest nearly eight months ago.
The 39-year-old gangster was shot on a Greenacre street about 9.30pm on April 27.
The killing was initially investigated by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad under Strike Force Betta but subsequently formed part of ongoing inquiries by Task Force Erebus into fatal shootings and organised crime activity across Sydney.
A man, 29, has become the fourth person arrested and charged over their alleged roles in the killing of underworld figure Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad in April of this year
The man, pictured being arrested by detectives at a Canterbury home on Wednesday morning, later being charged with with being an accessory before the fact to murder
Police will allege in court the 29-year-old was involved by supplying the cars used in Ahmad’s murder (pictured, cars found by police at one of the four homes they raided on Wednesday)
‘Brownie’ or ‘Mr Big’ Ahmad was shot down by a ‘large hail of bullets’ outside an associates suburban Greenacre home in Sydney’s south-west.
Photos of the incident showed Ahmad fighting for his life before succumbing to his injuries shortly after.
Before his death, Ahmad ignored repeated warnings he’d been made a marked man after killing a gangland rival.
He received a five-year sentence for the killing, walking free after six months.
The slain crime boss had a $1 million bounty on his head, dodging an attempt on his life in broad daylight in Rushcutters Bay the previous October after a police tip off.
Ahmad, 39, (pictured) was shot by a ‘hail of bullets’ outside a suburban home in Greenacre at around 9:30pm April 27, after a $1million bounty placed on his head for killing gangland rival
Three men – aged 26, 37 and 49 – have previously been charged over their alleged involvement in the murder and remain before the courts.
Detectives raided four homes at Canterbury, Riverwood, Lakemba and Roselands early on Wednesday, seizing $60,000 cash, mobile phones, a CCTV system, documents and other items they say are relevant to the investigation.
Detectives raided four homes at Canterbury, Riverwood, Lakemba and Roselands early on Wednesday, seizing items of interest (pictured, police during the Wednesday raids)
A 29-year-old man was arrested at the Canterbury property and taken to Burwood Police Station, where he was charged with being an accessory before the fact to murder, participating in a criminal group and using a false document.
Police will allege in court the man was involved in supplying the cars used in Ahmad’s murder.
He has been refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on Thursday.