Homicide detectives are hopeful a $1 million reward will help solve the execution-style murder of a bikie and shake up Sydney’s underworld.
- Police admitted Adrian Buxton was “no saint”
- His family described him as a “loving son, brother, husband and father”
- Investigators have not solved the case despite finding the gun and a car linked to the murder
Adrian Buxton, a father with ties to the underworld, was shot dead in the driveway of his home near Penrith, in Sydney’s west, in May 2016.
The 31 year old had links to the Nomad Outlaw Motorcycle Club.
His terrified wife and young son were inside when bullets peppered the front of the Cloyton property.
Police Minister David Elliott today announced a $1 million reward that could result in a breakthrough in a development welcomed by the Buxton family.
“It is in your bests interests that if you have information that you not only collect this reward but you also assist the police in getting on top of this particular matter,” Mr Elliott said.
Investigators admit they have struggled to solve the case despite finding the gun and a car linked to the murder.
Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty admitted Mr Buxton was “no saint” but is concerned his killers could be linked to other shootings across the city.
“We believe there are five or more people involved in this incident and detectives are urging anyone with information about the identities of those involved, as well as the planning and aftermath to come forward,” Mr Doherty said.
“It has been a long five years for Adrian’s family and we remain hopeful that we can provide much-needed answers to his mother, wife and young son.”
The Buxton family chose not to attend the renewed appeal for information but welcomed the reward announcement.
“Adrian was a loving son, brother, husband and father, and is missed dearly by our family every day.”
“We want to thank the community for their support, and are grateful that a reward is now on offer in the hopes that one day we may find justice for Adrian.”
Seven months after Mr Buxton’s murder, Antonio Hermiz, 23, was gunned down and killed in broad daylight in Wetherill Park.
The Assyrian gang associate was once named as a person of interest in the shooting of Mr Buxton.