- Amar Kettule was gunnded down with spray of bullets in Fairfield on January 10
- Police have released new CCTV of two men running in the vicinity he was killed
- Detectives interested in a white hatchback believed to have picked up the men
- Kettule, 34, was reportedly a high-ranking member of the True King street gang
- His brother Dylann, 19, was gunned down in eerily similar circumstances in 2014
Chilling CCTV footage of two men in black running from the scene where a Sydney underworld gangster was brazenly gunned down could bring detectives one step closer to finding his killer.
Amar Kettule, the high-ranking member of the True King street gang, was shot dead with a spray of bullets on a side lane near William Street in Fairfield in Sydney’s southwest in the early hours of January 10.
Almost a year later police are still on the hunt for those responsible for the 34-year-old’s death who is believed to have been subject to a targeted attack.
New CCTV footage shows two men dressed in head-to-toe in black sprinting from the scene at around the same time Kettule was attacked.
One man’s faces is concealed with a black balaclava while the other is seen wearing white sneakers.
Police have also released images of a white Toyota Corolla hatchback believed to have picked the pair up from nearby Reserve Street at Smithfield.
Footage of a stolen Jeep Cherokee believed to have been used as a getaway car was released to the public earlier this year.
The 4WD had been stolen a few days prior in the Fairfield area, and was later found burned in nearby Smithfield.
‘We believe the hatchback was used to pick up the men in Reserve Street after the Jeep Cherokee was abandoned and burnt-out after the murder,’ Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said on Monday.
‘Anyone who may’ve seen the two men, or the vehicle depicted in the CCTV in the area at time, is urged to contact police.’
Amar Kettule (pictured) was gunned down with a spray of bullets on a side lane near William Street in Fairfield in Sydney’s southwest in the early hours of January 10
Police have also released images of a white Toyota Corolla hatchback (pictured) believed to have picked up the men from nearby Reserve Street at Smithfield
Det Supt Doherty said the ‘violent, brazen’ attack had been carried out in the driveway of a suburban home and implored the public to come forward.
Emergency services arrived at the scene at about 2:40am on January 10 following reports a man had been shot.
Kettule and his girlfriend were driving their Toyota Prado into the Fairfield Towers apartment complex hours before the shooting unfolded.
CCTV footage showed Kettule, wearing a white Adidas shirt and gold chains, arriving home with his partner just hours before his death at 7.30pm.
At 8.40pm the couple were seen emerging from the apartment. After returning six hours later, Kettule was gunned down in a nearby alleyway.
Despite efforts to revive the 34-year-old he died at the scene.
Several hundred mourners turned out to Kettule’s funeral on January 16.
Several hundred mourners turned out to Kettule’s funeral on January 16 (pictured)
Men and women donned a white shirt with Kettule’s smiling face printed on the front, with the back featuring an Ace of Spades card symbol on it and the words ‘King Ace’.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions only 100 people were allowed inside the church but that didn’t stop mourners from flooding the driveway and surrounding streets.
Inside the church, immediate family members were seated in the pews wearing face masks as they prayed and remembered Kettule.
Kettule has ties to Assyrian street gang The True Kings with previously previously stating ‘there would have been people that he would have come in conflict with’.
His death is eerily similar to his brother Dylann’s, who was gunned down in a suspected drive-by shooting outside his girlfriend’s unit block in January 2014.
Kettule also has links to the Nomads bikie gang and had to be restrained by police in the aftermath of his brother’s death when he demanded to see Dylann’s body.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions only 100 people were allowed inside the church but that didn’t stop mourners from flooding the driveway and surrounding streets (pictured)
Feras Kettule (pictured) was stopped and arrested in south-west Sydney in December 2020, and has been charged with commercial drug supply
Another brother, Feras Kettule was stopped and arrested in south-west Sydney in December 2020, and has been charged with commercial drug supply.
The 35-year-old, who also uses the name ‘Calvin Mansour’ was charged with supplying a large commercial quantity of cocaine.
The conflict between DLASTHR (The Last Hour) and the True Kings resulted in more than a dozen shootings in Sydney’s southwest in 2016.
In March of that year, a True Kings member was driving with another man when shots were allegedly fired at them from another car carrying DLASTHR rivals.
The violence peaked with two separate shooting attacks on suburban houses linked to the turf war four months later, prompting police to set-up Operation Condor.