A man has been charged with the murder of 15-year-old Brayden Dillon who was shot whilst he slept in his bed on Good Friday earlier this year, in his Glenfield home in south-west Sydney.
The 26-year-old man was charged at 11pm last night, after NSW Police released details of a car suspected to be involved in the April killing, asking the public for assistance in identifying its owner.
Police have alleged the shooting was a targeted attack, saying the man, whose face remained covered with a mask, kicked down the front door of the premises before confronting the boy’s mother. Brayden’s two younger brothers, aged 7 and 1, were in the house at the time.
The murder is believed to be a revenge killing, in retaliation for the death of another young man last July, which is allegedly connected to Brayden’s older brother.
As reported back in April, Dillon was known to local police, who were called to the family home several times within the last few years due to his behaviour. However, grieving friends have described him as a good friend, someone who “would always put everyone before himself“. They also told reporters that he’d feared for his life over the past few months.
The man charged has been refused bail and will appear in Blacktown local court today.
Image: NSW Police.