Two men charged following investigation into murder of Alen Moradian - Task Force Magnus

Monday, 30 October 2023 04:19:58 PM

Task Force Magnus detectives have charged two men following an ongoing investigation into the fatal shooting of Alen Moradian in Bondi Junction earlier this year.

About 8.30am on Tuesday 27 June 2023, emergency services were called to Spring Street in Bondi Junction, following reports a man had been shot while sitting in a stationary vehicle in an underground carpark.

The man – who died at the scene – has since been identified as 48-year-old Alen Moradian.

A short time later, police located a burnt-out Porsche nearby in Bondi Junction, and a burnt-out Holden Commodore in Zetland.

Three crime scenes were subsequently established and forensically examined by specialist police.

Officers from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command – with assistance from State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad – commenced inquiries before the matter was taken carriage of by Task Force Magnus under Strike Force Parachuter.

Task Force Magnus was established in July as a policing strategy to target and disrupt gun-related and violent crime, and to investigate links between recent organised criminal activity in Sydney – including the fatal shooting of Alen Moradian.

Following further extensive inquiries, about 6am today (Monday 30 October 2023), strike force detectives – with assistance from Raptor Squad – executed two search warrants in Sydney’s south-west.

Two men, aged 27 and 28, were arrested.

The younger man was taken to Liverpool Police Station where he was charged with murder.

He was refused bail to appear before Liverpool Local Court today.

The older man was taken to Bankstown Police Station where he was also charged with murder and refused bail to appear to before Bankstown Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 31 October 2023).

Police will allege in court the men were involved in the staging of the vehicles used before and after the shooting.

Inquiries under Strike Force Parachuter continue.

Anyone with information that may assist 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.