Lone Wolf bikie Yusuf Nazlioglu’s young widow shares photo before he was shot in Rhodes, Sydney
The young widow of a murdered ex-biker has shared a heartbreaking photo of the couple in a parking lot – before he was shot in front of her.
Jade Nazlioglu, 27, was with her new husband, Yusuf Nazlioglu, on Monday night when a hit man pumped his head and torso with ten bullets in a basement parking complex below their apartment in Rhodes, west of Sydney.
The 40-year-old was taken to Westmead Hospital but died Tuesday morning – just eight months after being released from prison and six months after marrying the former personal trainer.
Ms Nazlioglu broke her social media silence in the early hours of Thursday morning to share a photo of the once happy couple in a cheeky embrace.
The newlyweds were pictured in a parking lot, but not where he was killed.
Jade Nazlioglu shared a photo (above) with her husband Yusuf Nazlioglu on Thursday morning
Pictured: A photo Jade Nazlioglu posted on social media the day before her husband was shot dead
In the photo, Ms. Nazlioglu wore a yellow dress with white strappy stiletto shoes, while her tattooed husband donned a T-shirt, sweatpants and sneakers – with a designer watch and a diamond-encrusted wedding ring.
The young bride also held a white Chanel handbag – her own diamond wedding ring clearly visible.
A loved one commented, “I’m thinking of you Jade.”
Someone else wrote: ‘I’m thinking of you at this time, Jade.’
The unidentified killer is known to have waited in a silver hatchback for the couple to return home in their black Mercedes at 6 p.m. Monday, before unloading on Mr Nazlioglu.
There was a pool of blood in the parking lot where he was shot.
His wife called emergency services.
The silver hatchback was set on fire a few blocks away from the shooting.
The murder is being investigated by police and no arrests have been made.
Pictured: The basement parking garage where 40-year-old Yusuf Nazlioglu was shot on Monday
Police towed a black Mercedes from the parking lot on Tuesday morning. The car had a large bullet hole
Nazlioglu walked free from Silverwater’s Metropolitan Remand and Reception Center, in Sydney’s west, last September – after serving three years for firearms possession.
He soon began a whirlwind romance with his future wife, who used Jade Heffer – a fitness instructor 13 years his junior who grew up in the regional town of Barham, about 800km south west of Sydney, on the NSW/Victoria border. †
They moved into an apartment in Rhodes together before getting married on January 25 this year – four months after his release from prison.
The day before Ms. Nazlioglu witnessed her husband’s brutal death, she was pictured on Facebook wearing a form-fitting black dress, strappy sandals and a black designer handbag.
“Birthday week,” read the caption.
Jade Nazlioglu wears a very large diamond wedding ring (photo). She married her ex-cycling lover in January
The couple married in January – just four months after he was released from prison
It is widely believed that Nazlioglu’s death came about because he was previously charged with the murder of former Comanchero leader, Mick Hawi – who was shot dead in February 2018 in a cemetery outside Fitness First Gym in Rockdale.
His co-defendant was friend and fellow Lone Wolf member Ahmad ‘Adam’ Doudar, 38.
Nazlioglu was accused of being the shooter and Doudar of throwing out a getaway car.
Doudar would plead guilty to complicity in Hawi’s murder and was sentenced to three years and four months’ unconditional prison term.
After a week of deliberation, a jury found Nazlioglu not guilty of murder, but he then pleaded guilty to an unrelated charge of possession of a firearm and was sentenced to three years in prison.
Emergency services pulled Nazlioglu from the Rhodes building on Monday after being shot up to 10 times in the head and chest
Chief Inspector Martin Hayston said on Tuesday that 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.
Nazlioglu’s death marked the end of a six-week run without a fatal shooting in Sydney as the city grapples with a bloody underworld war that has seen at least 14 men shot in the past two years.
Detectives say the murder does not appear to be related to the feud between the Alameddine and Hamzy networks at this stage of the investigation.
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 on 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 car park in Rhodes