Police arrest man over 2012 murder of Kevan Safwan

A man has been arrested over the shooting murder of a man in Sydney’s south west more than seven years ago.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Bell and Schofield streets, Riverwood, just before midnight on Saturday 21 April 2012, where they found 38-year-old Kevan Safwan with gunshot wounds to his head, chest, arm and back.

Despite attempts to revive him, he died at the scene.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad and South West Metropolitan Region established Strike Force Tapalin to investigate his murder.

In March 2018, the Homicide Squad commenced a re-investigation into the circumstances surrounding the murder.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives requested the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) review their brief of evidence in November 2018.

Last month, the ODPP provided advice to police, and following further inquiries, detectives arrested a 31-year-old man at the Downing Centre Local Court about 10.30am today (Monday 16 December 2019).

He was taken to Surry Hills Police Station, where he is expected to be charged.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Tapalin investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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