The events surrounding the shooting at New South Wales Police HQ on the 2nd October 2015 has finally come full circle with the release of the gunman’s name and sadly the innocent life taken of Curtis Cheng.
Farad Jabar Khalil Mohammad, a 15 year old Kurdish Iraqi, born in Iran, has been identified as the perpetrator shot dead by police at the scene.
The teen was believed to have attended the Parramatta Mosque prior to the event, which is a short walk to the Police HQ. His brother allegedly contacting police soon after the event.
New South Wales Police were denying a link to terrorism earlier in the evening of the Friday however as events transpired, it now seems as though that is now not the case.
The question this raises is what,if any was the connection to a UK court case held that same day.(here)
Could there be a link between the two?
The other questions this event raises is, how does a 15 year old acquire a hand gun?
UPDATE = 6th October
Teenager who attended same school as Farad Jabar Khalil Mohammad was arrested on his way to school after making threats to Police on FaceBook
UPDATE = 7th October
Five men and one teenager arrested
UPDATE = 8th October (here)
UPDATE = 16th October 2015 (here) 2 Men suspected over terror murder of NSW Police worker refused bail
Talal Alameddine, 22 from Wentworthville = charged with supplying the gun used to kill Mr Cheng.
Raban Alou, 18 – charged with aiding, abetting, procuring and counselling a terrorist act.
Return to court – 16th December 2015
Raban Alou – UPDATE – March 2018 – sentenced to 44 years jail. (here)
Ahmed Satiyer Naizmand
Sydney terror suspect Ahmad Naizmand pleads guilty – (here)
IS Recruiter – Abu Khaled Al-Cambodi from Australia (here )
UPDATE – Sydney Terror Planner – jailed for 38 years. (here)
Milad Atai was sentenced on Friday for assisting and encouraging 15-year-old Farhad Jabar to shoot Mr Cheng at the state police headquarters at Parramatta in 2015 and helping the boy’s sister reach Islamic State in Syria.