Killer was lying in wait with a tiny silver hatchback as Yusuf Nazlioglu parked his car in Rhodes
A jury found Yusuf Nazlioglu (pictured) not guilty of the 2018 execution of Comanchero boss Mick Hawi
A murderer waited in the basement of a parking garage for a cyclist to park his black Mercedes before spraying the man with bullets – in front of his shocked lover.
Yusuf Nazlioglu was taken to Sydney’s Westmead Hospital around 6:30 p.m. Monday after the unidentified killer opened fire in the car park below his apartment in Rhodes, in the west of the city.
Daily Mail Australia understands that the gunman sat in a silver hatchback waiting for Nazlioglu to get out of the car before letting go of the underworld figure.
Nazlioglu’s partner frantically called the police.
Police confirmed that the 40-year-old died in hospital around 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday.
A black Mercedes with a large bullet hole in a driver’s side window was towed from the parking garage on Tuesday morning.
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Police towed a black Mercedes from the parking lot on Tuesday morning. The car had a large bullet hole
All eight levels of the parking lot were closed to residents until about 11:30 a.m., when detectives left the scene with a brown bag filled with evidence.
The silver hatchback was set on fire a few blocks away from the shooting.
Chief Inspector Martin Hayston said detectives believe the attack was “targeted.”
“The person who approached the 40-year-old man and shot him was clearly there to do so, there are several investigations underway into the motive,” he said.
Footage shows police storming the driveway of the parking lot after Nazlioglu’s lover sounded the alarm.
Several paramedics were seen walking through the complex before a heavily bandaged man on a stretcher emerged from the building.
In the photo: the black Mercedes of the former cyclist, towed from the parking garage on Tuesday
Paramedics treat former Lone Wolf cyclist shot in western Sydney on Monday as police look on (pictured)
The building includes a shopping center, apartments and a parking garage.
Plainclothes detectives arrived on the scene Tuesday morning as the investigation into the senseless murder continues.
A man who lives across the parking lot where the underworld figure was murdered told Daily Mail Australia he had his balcony door open when shots were fired but heard nothing.
“There’s a loud motorbike in that parking lot that I always hear, but last night I didn’t hear any shots or anything like that.
“It must have been pretty secretive.
“I realized something had happened when the riot police showed up with five or six police cars.”
When asked what he thought of a shooting so close to his home, the young man said, “I don’t care.”
“They’re all gangs — they’re attacked for a reason, of course” — but he declined to be named for fear of repercussions.
Emergency services responded to reports of a shooting in Rhodes (pictured) around 7 p.m. in which Nazlioglu was rushed to hospital
The parking lot in Rhodes was cordoned off by the police on Tuesday morning. All eight levels of the complex were closed
Nazlioglu was charged with murder after Hawi, the ex-lining pin of the Comanchero bikie gang, was gunned down when he climbed into his luxury four-wheel drive outside a Fitness First gym in South Sydney’s Rockdale in 2018.
He was found not guilty, but had another touch of the law when he pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm.
The underworld figure was sentenced to three years in prison and walked free in September 2021.
Ghostly secret recordings played in court during his sentencing revealed that Nazlioglu knew he was a marked man.
“I used to hear people knocking on me outside, yes?” he said while in Sydney’s Silverwater prison in 2020, the Daily Telegraph reported.
“I used to still leave my house, brother, knowing that one day someone would sneak up on me and put one in my head.
“But I still went to the same damn hairdresser, went to the same damn restaurants, yeah. I still showed my face in the front yard and hung out with boys by their porches at their houses, yeah knowing I’m going to be beaten one day.”
Bodies have piled up in the port city in the past 18 months with at least a dozen contract killings linked to the bitter feud between crime clans Hamzy and Alameddine
Detectives and officers on the scene in Rhodes’ Walker Street (pictured)
Raised by Turkish parents, the Australian even boasted that he still attends the same mosque “where all our enemies know we pray.”
‘They can wait for us to walk away, brother, have we fooled ourselves? Were we scared? No.’
While Nazlioglu was found not guilty by a jury of the attack on Hawi, his friend, furniture mover Ahmad Doudar, 40, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison.
Father-of-one Doudar was convicted after admitting complicity in Hawi’s murder.
Doudar’s role in the crime involved picking up a hidden silver Aurion with a tow truck and planning to dispose of it along with others, the court heard.
Judge Robert Allan Hulme said at the sentencing that “(Mr Doudar) intended to assist in the disposal of the vehicle to assist” in the murder.
Nazlioglu, then 39, and alleged flight driver Jamal El-Jaidi, then 32, were both found not guilty by a jury after a week of deliberation.
Police responded after being called to Walker Street Rhodes after shots were fired (pictured)
A parking garage in Walker Street is searched by officers (pictured)
Doudar, who accepted their involvement in the crime when he made his plea, was not called to testify at their trial.
In convicting Doudar for complicity, the judge said these types of murders “don’t happen by accident… they require the involvement of multiple people.”
Doudar’s motive remains unknown. “To my knowledge, Mr. Doudar may have been motivated by one or more other purposes,” the judge said.
Hawi’s wife Carolina Gonzalez, sister Zeinab and parents Ahmad and Nahdi read statements during his sentencing hearing.
They gave “very moving account of the loss and grief that has come from the loss of their loved one in the most appalling circumstances.”
Doudar was sentenced to three years and four months in prison, while Nazlioglu and El-Jaidi walked free.
Former Comanchero boss Mick Hawi (pictured) was gunned down outside a Rockdale gym
HOW THE UNDERWORLD WAS BROUGHT OUT IN SYDNEY
AUGUST 29, 2020 – Fares Abounader, a Comanchero cyclist was shot dead in a drive-by attack as his wife and young child were inside their Panania home.
OCTOBER 4, 2020 – Shaylin Zreika – an employee of the Alameddines – is beaten with a metal bar in a street fight in Strathfield
OCTOBER 18, 2020 – Rafat Alameddine’s former home is shot in a drive-by shooting
OCTOBER 19, 2020 – Mejid Hamzy is shot dead in Condell Park
JANUARY 30, 2021 – Mustafa Naaman is shot dead in Hurstville in suspected identity attack on Ibrahem Hamze
JANUARY 30, 2021 – Mejed Derbas is shot dead in Smithfield
FEBRUARY 15, 2021 – Bilal Hamze’s mother Maha Hamze comes under gunfire again in another drive-by shooting at her Auburn home
MARCH 12, 2021 – A house linked to the Alameddine family in Guildford is shot
6 AUGUST 2021 – Alameddine low-level employee Shady Kanj is shot in Chester Hill and found dead by police in Guildford
AUGUST 14, 2021 – Police foil alleged gang attack on Ibrahem Hamze when they see stolen Mercedes in Northern Sydney
OCTOBER 20, 2021 – Salim and Toufik Hamze are shot in front of their house in Guildford
NOVEMBER 10, 2021 – Drive-by shooting at Guildford, the home of an Alameddine employee. No one is hurt
JANUARY 6, 2022 – Bassam Hamzy’s brother, Ghassan Amoun, is shot and killed at age 35 in a brutal daylight execution while sitting in a BMW outside a block of flats in western Sydney.
APRIL 4, 2022 – Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad aka ‘Mr Big’ is gunned down in a hail of bullets – after being warned by police that he had a $1 million bounty on his head for his role in deadly shootings in Greenacre.
MAY 10, 2022 – Comanchero bikies with ties to the Alameddine clan, Tarek Zahed and his brother Omar were shot at while training at an Auburn gym. Omar died on sight, while Tarek miraculously survived after being shot 10 times, including in the face.
MAY 14: Rami Iskander, 23, was shot in the torso before four hours of Saturday in front of his pregnant wife and two-year-old child at his home on Knox Street in Belmore. He is the cousin of Brownie Ahmad
MAY 15: NSW Police launch Strikeforce Erebus to try to tackle growing problem of gang violence, with Australian Federal Police and intelligence agencies working with state police to stop the bloodshed.
JUNE 28: Former Lone Wolf bikie Yusuf Nazlioglu dies in hospital a day after being hit by 10 bullets in an underground parking garage in Rhodes