Man is charged with attempted murder and tampering with evidence after allegedly shooting a notorious gangster in the face
- A 40-year-old man has been charged with the attempted murder of gangster
- Samer Marcus, 45, was gunned down at his home in Sydney’s west in November
- A senior member of the DLASTHR gang, Marcus suffered critical injuries
- A 29-year-old man has also been arrested as part of ongoing investigations
A man will appear in court charged with the attempted murder of notorious gangster Samer Marcus in Sydney’s southwest last year.
Samer Marcus, 45, was left in a critical condition after being shot in the head at close range on Campbelltown Road in Denham Court on November 6.
The senior member of the notorious Assyrian gang DLASTHR (The Last Hour) was rushed to Liverpool Hospital with severe injuries to his chest, face and back.
Samer Marcus, 45, (pictured) was shot multiple times at close range on November 6, and sustained critical injuries to his face, chest and back
The senior member of the notorious gang DLASTHR (The Last Hour) had been standing outside his parents’ home on Campbelltown Road, Denham Court
Criminal groups squad commander Detective Acting Superintendent Jayne Doherty told reporters at the time that Marcus was co-operating with police from hospital, The Australian reported.
‘His future quality of life will be severely impacted,’ the superintendent said.
In January police released CCTV footage of a black 2015 BMW M4 seen in the area at the time of the shooting, and made a public appeal for information.
Investigators from the State Crime Command’s Raptor Squad later arrested a 29-year-old man at a home at Maroubra on February 23.
Detectives attached to the NSW State Crime Command have charged a 40-year-old man with intent to murder and tampering with evidence in relation to the shooting of Samer Marcus
He was charged with 20 offences including six counts of aggravated break and enter and five counts of stealing a motor vehicle.
Police allege the man stole a BMW M4 from a home in Lilyfield in July and the car was then used in the Denham Court shooting.
The man was refused bail and appeared at Waverley Local Court on February 24 and will reappear at Central Local Court on May 25.
As part of ongoing investigations, detectives also arrested the 40-year-old man at Surry Hills on Wednesday.
Pictured: Forensic police comb the scene outside the home where Marcus was shot in the face and head multiple times
He was taken to Surry Hills Police Station and charged with intent to murder and tampering with evidence.
The man was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court on Thursday.
Marcus’ shooting came at a time of heightened concern over escalating gang behaviour in the western suburbs of Sydney.
The November attack was the second time Marcus was shot last year, the first in June during a confrontation with another man.
Campbelltown Local Court heard the DLASTHR member arrived at hospital with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.
Samer Marcus (pictured being arrested) was also shot just four months before the November attack during a confrontation with another man in June
By that stage the bullet had been inside him for three days.
Marcus was charged with concealing a serious and indictable offence after not reporting that he was shot.
The Assyrian gang has become known to police as a dangerous gang controlling drugs in the Fairfield area.
In 2012 DLASTHR members split from the gang to form their own group, True Kings, prompting an escalating turf war.