A man has been extradited from Thailand and charged with his alleged involvement in the brutal 2014 murder of a man who was shot in inland Sydney.
Bradley Dillon, 25, collapsed on Lords Rd in Leichhardt at about 5:40 pm on August 11, 2014, after witnesses reported hearing shots fired.
Officers tried to treat his gunshot wounds, but Dillon died at the scene.
In 2014, a man, then 23 years old, was charged with murder and eventually convicted.
After extensive investigation, NSW detectives have requested and obtained an extradition warrant for another man in Thailand who police believe was involved in the murder.
The 33-year-old man was at the time in custody in a Thai prison.
He has since been transferred to NSW Police custody and accompanied by detectives on a flight from Bangkok, which landed at Sydney International Airport around 6 a.m. on Saturday.
The man was taken to Mascot Police Station and charged with an pending arrest warrant for murder.
He is due to appear before the Parramatta Bail Court today.
Homicide Squad Commander Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said the man’s extradition to Australia was the result of years of behind-the-scenes work by detectives.
“Along with several legal proceedings, investigators have continued to work tirelessly to ensure that this man is brought to justice for his alleged involvement in Mr Dillon’s murder,” said Det Supt Doherty.
“Bradley was a father who was murdered senselessly, and the simple fact is that if you engage in that kind of violent behavior, the police will always track you down and hold you accountable.”