Man arrested over alleged shooting death of Taha Sabbagh - Sefton

Sunday, 23 April 2023 05:16:50 PM

Homicide Squad detectives have arrested a man over the alleged shooting murder of a man in Sydney’s south west last month.

Just after 6.30am on Thursday 2 March 2023, emergency services were called to Carlingford Street, Sefton, following reports of a shooting.

On arrival, officers located a 40-year-old man suffering a gunshot wound.

Despite the efforts of NSW Ambulance paramedics, the man died at the scene.

He has since been formally identified as Taha Sabbagh.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad – assisted by Bankstown Police Area Command and South-West Metropolitan Region – commenced Strike Force Pemak to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force detectives arrested a 26-year-old man at Sydney International Airport about 3.30pm today (Sunday 23 April 2023).

He is currently at Surry Hills Police Station, where he is assisting police with their inquiries.

Investigations under Strike Force Pemak are continuing.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Pemak investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.