Underworld kingpin dubbed ‘Mr Big’ is gunned down in a hail of bullets – after being warned by police that he had a million-dollar bounty on his head for his role in deadly shooting
- Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad has been shot dead in Sydney on Wednesday night
- The ‘Mr Big’ of the city’s underworld had recently been released from prison
- He had been warned by NSW Police of a million dollar contract placed to kill him
A notorious underworld crime figure has been killed in a hail of bullets just days after it was revealed a million dollar bounty had been placed on him.
Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad, known as the ‘Mr Big’ of Sydney’s crime world was shot outside a home on Narelle Crescent in Greenacre about 9.30pm Wednesday.
NSW Police were aware of a million dollar contract to kill Ahmed placed by rival crime figures and had repeatedly warned him, but he defiantly chose to remain in Sydney.
The gunman fled the scene with a burnt-out Porsche four-wheel-drive found shortly after in a nearby street – though it is unconfirmed if the two incidents are linked.
Ahmed had only recently been released from prison after serving five years for the manslaughter of another underworld figure at a Sydney scrap yard in 2016.
Police had warned Ahmed (pictured left) of a million dollar contract on him before he was shot dead on Wednesday night
Multiple police vehicles attend the scene at Greenacre, Sydney (pictured) after a man was killed in a hail of bullets
A burnt-out Porsche 4WD was found in Greenacre shortly after the shooting (pictured)
Firefighters contained the blaze (pictured) and it is unconfirmed if the two incidents are linked
In a statement on Wednesday night NSW Police said they were investigating after ‘reports of a public place shooting’
‘About 9.30pm on April 27 emergency services were called to Narelle Cres, Greenacre following reports of multiple shots fired, locating a man with multiple gunshot wounds,’ a spokesperson said.
‘He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, however he died at the scene.
‘He is believed to be aged in his late 30’s.
‘Detectives attached to Bankstown PAC have established a crime scene and are investigating.’
Police said the Homicide Squad, Criminal Groups and Raptor Squads were also in attendance and investigating.
‘Inquiries are also underway to determine whether two vehicles which were located on fire in Greenacre and Belmore are related to this incident.’
NSW Police had previously warned Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmed there was a contract out on him (pictured: the scene at Narelle Cres Greenacre)
Ahmad pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Safwan Charbaji in 2016 shortly after he returned to Australia from Lebanon where he fled in the aftermath.
He had served five years in prison and was only released six months ago.
Charbaji was shot in a gunfight outside a south-west Sydney smash repair business owned by Mahmoud Ahmed’s brother Walid ‘Wally’ Ahmed.
Multiple police stand guard at the crime scene with the Criminal Groups and Raptor Squads also in attendance (pictured)
Officers speak to bystanders after the shooting in Sydney’s west on Wednesday (pictured)