A sixth person has been charged as investigations continue into the alleged murder of a teenager from Sydney’s south-west last year, NSW Police say.
Police were called to a home on Moresby Avenue, Glenfield, about 6.10am on Friday 14 April 2017, and found 15-year-old Brayden Dillon in bed with a gunshot wound to his head.
He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a critical condition, where he later died.
An investigation was launched by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad, assisted by the NSW Crime Commission and South West Metropolitan Region, under Strike Force Wongala.
Five people have previously been charged by investigators. They remain before the courts.
Following further investigations, Strike Force Wongala investigators arrested a 54-year-old man after he arrived at Sydney International Airport from the USA, just after 6am today (Tuesday 23 October 2018).
Shortly after the arrest, strike force investigators, assisted by South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad, executed a search warrant at a home at Yagoona, where they seized a number of items relevant to the investigation.
The man was taken to Surry Hills Police Station and charged with accessory after the fact to murder, knowingly participate in criminal group assist crime, and do act with intent to pervert the course of justice.
Police will allege in court that the man coordinated and oversaw the facilitation of the provision of false affidavits on behalf of others and passed information relating to the murder between various people.
The man has been refused bail to appear at Central Local Court later today.
Investigations under Strike Force Wongala are ongoing.
Police are urging anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Wongala detectives to call Crime Stoppers.