Police have released CCTV footage of a stolen Jeep Cherokee they believe could have been used as a getaway car following the brutal execution of Amar Kettule.
The 4WD was seen travelling down William Street in Fairfield, Sydney’s west, around the time Kettule, 34, was shot multiple times at 2.40am on January 10.
The car had been stolen a few days prior in the Fairfield area, and was later found burned in nearby Smithfield.
Police are appealing to anyone who has seen a dark Jeep Cherokee (pictured), as they release CCTV footage of the stolen car they believed is linked to the murder of Amar Kettule
The 4WD was seen driving down William Street in Fairfield, Sydney, around the time Kettule (pictured), 34, was shot multiple times at 2.40am on January 10
The car (pictured) had been stolen a few days prior in the Fairfield area, and later found burned in nearby suburb Smithfield
‘We believe the vehicle may be linked to the shooting and obviously to the murder,’ NSW Homicide Squad Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said on Friday.
‘We’re trying to get a timeline of where the vehicle might have been sighted before the shooting on the tenth of January or after the shooting.’
Mr Doherty said police were appealing to people who ‘know what’s happened’ or were involved in the ‘assassination’ so violence doesn’t escalate.
He said the spray of bullets showed a clear intent to murder Amar.
‘They achieved what they set out to do, and that was to assassinate him,’ he said.
Kettule has ties to Assyrian street gang The True Kings and police said ‘there would have been people that he would have come in conflict with’.
‘The community’s had enough of shootings, we’ve had enough of the violence,’ Mr Doherty said.
‘People don’t want to keep on waking up and seeing the blood … [of] young men that have lost their lives as a result of a shooting or a murder.’
Anyone with information on the Jeep is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
Several hundred mourners turned out to the funeral of Kettule on January 15. Pictured: Kettule’s funeral on January 16
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’.Pictured: Kettule’s funeral on January 16
Two men were placed on people’s shoulders as Kettule’s casket was slowly taken away to the hearse (pictured)
Mourners are seen crying and a man holds a frame with Kettule’s photograph (pictured) in it as the hearse heads to the cemetery
Several hundred mourners turned out to Kettule’s funeral on January 16.
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.
Upon entering the church, mourners were given a photograph of Kettule with a saying which read: ‘God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face.
‘He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful. He always takes the best.’
As the ceremony finished and Kettule’s casket was carried out, the crowd wept as they farewelled him.
Police attended the funeral and told Daily Mail Australia that their attendance was to ensure the safety and security of the community.
Feras Kettule (pictured), the brother of dead gangster Amar Kettule, has been charged with supplying cocaine. Picture: Instagram
Amar met the same fate as his brother Dylann Kettule, who was gunned down at the age of 19 in a suspected drive-by shooting outside his girlfriend’s unit block at Canley Vale, near Fairfield, in January 2014.
Amar had to be restrained by police in the aftermath of his brother’s death when he demanded to see Dylann’s body.
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.