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Revealed: The masked assassin who gunned down ex-bikie boss Mick Hawi in broad daylight is a former friend of the Comanchero kingpin and a member of the rival Lone Wolf gang

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 10/06/2018 Roger Byrom

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The masked assassin who gunned down ex-bikie boss Mahmoud 'Mick' Hawi in broad daylight has been revealed as a former friend of the Comanchero kingpin. 

Aged in his 30s, the gunman has spent time in prison and is a member of the rival Lone Wolf gang, The Sunday Telegraph reported.  

Yas looking at the camera: Hawi (pictured) rose to the top of the Comanchero aged just 22, and shot to prominence for his role in the infamous 2009 Sydney airport bikie brawl which left one man dead © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hawi (pictured) rose to the top of the Comanchero aged just 22, and shot to prominence for his role in the infamous 2009 Sydney airport bikie brawl which left one man dead

Hawi and his killer were once close but their friendship soured when Hawi pulled the man up over his treatment of a woman.

a blurry photo of a computer: Footage shows of the moment ex-Comanchero bikie boss Mick Hawi was gunned down outside a gym in Sydney's south © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Footage shows of the moment ex-Comanchero bikie boss Mick Hawi was gunned down outside a gym in Sydney's south Another source indicated Hawi cut ties because of the man's 'volatile behaviour'. 

Although the man is thought to still be in Australia, it is believed he has 'gone to ground' and police have not divulged why an arrest is yet to be made. 

Hawi's killer had been seen with Comanchero members both before and after the murder.

Hawi was shot on February 15 in Rockdale in Sydney's south and died in St George's Hospital. 

a car on fire: Witnesses reported seeing a man wearing a balaclava get into a waiting car, and a Mercedes station wagon was set on fire on a nearby street a short time later © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Witnesses reported seeing a man wearing a balaclava get into a waiting car, and a Mercedes station wagon was set on fire on a nearby street a short time later The assailant then fled in a grey Mercedes station wagon which was later found nearby.

In April, police revealed the car found burning after the fatal shooting of Hawi was stolen nine months before he was gunned down in February, police have revealed. 

A forensic examination found that the car had been stolen during a carjacking in May 2017. 

a person posing for the camera: Mahmoud 'Mick' Hawi (pictured left and right with his wife Carolina Gonzalez) was a former national president of the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mahmoud 'Mick' Hawi (pictured left and right with his wife Carolina Gonzalez) was a former national president of the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang The owner was approached after parking in Fairfield and threatened with a knife. 

'We know high-performance vehicles are often stolen for immediate use by criminal groups, but they can also be stored for sale at a later date,' Detective Chief Inspector Steve Patton said.

'It is likely the vehicle would have changed hands - possibly multiple times - so we'd like to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle during that time, whether in a carpark, secure building, or even at a storage facility.'

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