Man charged over execution-style murder of 15yo Sydney teen

Police have charged a man over the murder of a Sydney teenager, who was shot in the head while he was sleeping back in April.

15-year-old Brayden Dillon was shot as he slept in his family’s Glenfield home after a gunman smashed his way in through the front door early on Good Friday.

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.


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Police launched an investigation, with claims the teen may have been killed in retaliation for his brother’s alleged involvement in a brawl and fatal stabbing at Panania in June 2016.

On Monday, police released CCTV images of a car they wanted to identify, believing it was connected with the murder.

Detectives said it was a result of sifting through hours of footage throughout the Glenfield area tracking numerous vehicles.

They said that car was in the area about 15 minutes before the murder and is seen leaving the area less than five minutes after.

At 11pm, a 26-year-old man was arrested by members of the Tactical Operations Unit at an address in Seven Hills.

He was taken to Blacktown Police Station where he was charged with murder.

He was refused bail and will appear in Blacktown Local Court today.