A known crime boss who was gunned down in a “shower of bullets” in a residential street in Sydney’s south-west suburb of Greenacre understood he was in danger due to a “long list” of enemies out to get him.
At 9.30 p.m. on Wednesday, Mahmoud “Brownie” Ahmad, dubbed “Mr Big” in the city’s crime world, was shot and killed outside an associate’s home on Narelle Crescent in Greenacre.
Strike Force Raptor officers were the first on the scene and discovered the 39-year-old “lying and dying” in the roadway.
Officers performed CPR on Ahmad until paramedics came, but he was unable to be rescued.
During the analysis of the shooting Homicide Squad Commander Danny Doherty said there was a “long list of people that would like to see or do harm” to Ahmad.
“They planned it, it is well executed and I suppose it was a meticulous assassination of a person they wanted to kill and it was a person they were not going to muck around with, that’s for sure,” he said.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Ahmad had been told that he was being targeted by a rival crime organisation, with a claimed $1 million bounty on his head.
Despite knowing he was a “marked man,” Ahmad failed to “heed the warnings,” according to Detective Superintendent Doherty.
“Even up until last week, police were executing foreign execution orders warning them about being associated with ‘Brownie’ Ahmad, that they are in danger and needed to be warned about that,” he said.
“He did not want to hide and wanted to carry on his normal criminal activities to deal with the same associates and he has borne the consequences of that.”
Police reports suggest that more than one person “lay in wait” was outside the house prior to opening fire.