- The killer of ex-bikie boss Mick Hawi has been revealed as a former friend
- Aged in his 30s, the man, who cannot be named, has spent time in prison
- It is understood that his assassin is a member of the rival Lane Wolf gang
- Their friendship reportedly ended when Hawi chastised the man
(pics and video)—The masked assassin who gunned down ex-bikie boss Mahmoud 'Mick' Hawi in broad daylight has been revealed as a former friend of the Comanchero kingpin.
Aged in his 30s, the gunman has spent time in prison and is a member of the rival Lone Wolf gang, The Sunday Telegraph reported.
Hawi and his killer were once close but their friendship soured when Hawi pulled the man up over his treatment of a woman.
Another source indicated Hawi cut ties because of the man's 'volatile behaviour'.
Although the man is thought to still be in Australia, it is believed he has 'gone to ground' and police have not divulged why an arrest is yet to be made.
Hawi's killer had been seen with Comanchero members both before and after the murder.
Hawi was shot on February 15 in Rockdale in Sydney's south and died in St George's Hospital.
The assailant then fled in a grey Mercedes station wagon which was later found nearby.
In April, police revealed the car found burning after the fatal shooting of Hawi was stolen nine months before he was gunned down in February, police have revealed.
A forensic examination found that the car had been stolen during a carjacking in May 2017.
The owner was approached after parking in Fairfield and threatened with a knife.
'We know high-performance vehicles are often stolen for immediate use by criminal groups, but they can also be stored for sale at a later date,' Detective Chief Inspector Steve Patton said.
'It is likely the vehicle would have changed hands – possibly multiple times – so we'd like to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle during that time, whether in a carpark, secure building, or even at a storage facility.'