Police issue warrant over ‘ revenge hit’
HOMICIDE detectives have issued an arrest warrant for a gang associate who allegedly helped organise a revenge hit on a teenage boy.
It is believed Abdul AbuMahmoud, who was associated with the Brothers for Life gang, is in Thailand but nego- tiations are under way to get him back to Australia.
A warrant for his arrest for murder was issued more than a week ago, following a story in The Sunday Telegraph about the hunt for Mr AbuMahmoud. He left the country about the time police arrested the gunman allegedly responsible for shooting dead 15-year-old Brayden Dillon on Good Friday in 2017.
Police allege Brayden was killed in retribution for his older brother, Joshua Dillon, stabbing another young man a year earlier. That young man was the nephew of Mr Abu-Mahmoud.
Police turned their focus to Mr Abu-Mahmoud after learning he allegedly threatened Joshua Dillon at his court appearance and threatened to kill his family.
It will also be alleged Mr Abu-Mahmoud was in contact with Conrad Craig, 27, leading up to Craig allegedly shooting Brayden. Craig has been charged with murder but has not entered a plea.