A teenager has been charged with murder over his alleged role in the shooting death of Omar Elomar and will face court in Sydney today.
Mr Elomar, a relative of notorious Islamic State fighter Mohamed Elomar, was shot once in the chest at close range as he sat in the driver's seat of a car on Cabramatta Avenue at Miller just after 11.00pm on February 15.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, the 18-year-old died at the scene.
Strike Force Cero was formed with detectives from the State Crime Command's Homicide Squad to investigate the murder, with 18-year-old Noah Albert arrested at a home in Cartwright last week.
Detectives seized a car, clothes and a mobile from the home, with Mr Albert charged with concealing a serious indictable offence at Liverpool Police Station.
Following further inquiries, he was arrested again at Surry Hills Police Station just after 7.30pm yesterday.
He was charged with murder and refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today.
Homicide Squad Commander Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty earlier said the shooting was linked to an altercation between two teenagers the day before Mr Elomar was gunned down.
Mr Albert allegedly arranged the meeting, at which Mr Elomar was shot dead "virtually straight away".
"There was an incident the day before, involving a younger member of the Elomar family, when an altercation took place with another person," Det. Supt Doherty said.
"It wasn't a fight, they've turned up, and Omar Elomar was shot down in cold blood.
"This other group have approached the vehicle that Omar was in and they've shot him down in cold blood."
Mr Elomar was not known to police. His relative, the ISIS terrorist Mohamed Elomar, was killed fighting in Syria.
Investigations under Strike Force Cero are continuing.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/sydney-news-murder-charge-laid-over-shooting-death-of-omar-elomar/f505647a-9a67-4bfe-97cc-0ed6655b8cd9