Homicide Squad detectives have charged four men over the alleged murder of Sydney teenager Omar Elomar in Sydney’s west two years ago.
Just after 11pm on Saturday 15 February 2020, emergency services were called to Cabramatta Avenue, Miller, following reports that a teenager had been shot.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, the 18-year-old man died at the scene. He has since been formally identified as Omar Elomar.
Following initial inquiries by officers from Liverpool City Police Area Command, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad took carriage of the investigation under Strike Force Cero.
In February 2020, a then 18-year-old teenager was charged on separate occasions over his alleged involvement in the murder but has since been acquitted.
Following further investigations, Homicide Squad detectives arrested four men at homes in Bonnyrigg, Macquarie Fields, Gregory Hills, and Orange just before 6am today (Thursday 26 May 2022).
Investigators were assisted by officers attached to Central West Police District and South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad throughout the operation.
During subsequent searches of homes in Cartwright, Orange, and Macquarie Fields, police located and seized mobile phones, documents and clothing.
All items seized will undergo further forensic examination.
A 22-year-old man was arrested at a home in Orange and taken to Orange Police Station where he was charged with murder.
He was refused bail and appeared in Orange Local Court today (Thursday 26 May 2022), where he was formally refused bail to reappear in the same court tomorrow (Friday 27 May 2022).
A 20-year-old man – arrested at a home in Macquarie Fields – and a 23-year-old man – arrested at a home in Gregory Hills – were taken to Campbelltown Police Station where they were each charged with murder.
Both men were refused bail to appear in Campbelltown Local Court tomorrow (Friday 27 May 2022).
A 25-year-old man was arrested at a home in Bonnyrigg and taken to Liverpool Police Station where he was also charged with murder.
He was refused bail to appear in Liverpool Local Court tomorrow (Friday 27 May 2022).