POLICE believe they have found the killer of a teenage boy shot twice in the head as he slept in his bed on Good Friday this year.

Brayden Dillon, 15, was killed on April 14 in his Glenfield home in Sydney's southwest.

A 26-year-old man was overnight charged with murder over the incident and will face court today.

The man was arrested by tactical officers at a Seven Hills home in the city's west, and charged with murder. He was refused bail and is due to appear in Blacktown Local Court on Tuesday.

The arrest came hours after police released vision of what they believed could be the getaway vehicle used in the crime.

Investigators released CCTV of the vehicle, which is described as a white Mazda 3 hatch, with what appears to be white registration plates and a green P-plate.

Detective Inspector Mark Henney said on Monday it was "only a matter of time" before the killer was caught.

Brayden Dillon would have turned 16 this week.
Brayden Dillon would have turned 16 this week. Supplied

"Detectives have reviewed hours of CCTV throughout the Glenfield area tracking numerous vehicles, but this one is the only one which fits the time frame," Detective Chief Inspector Mark Henney, of the Homicide Squad, said, when police released the footage.

"This car arrives in the area about 15 minutes before the murder and is seen leaving the area less than five minutes after the murder."

"Unfortunately, the registration is not clear in any of the vision we have reviewed, and while we are still going through other CCTV, we hope a member of the community may be able to assist - either by recognising the car or possibly captured on a dash-cam," Det Insp Henney said.

"It's only a matter of time before we find it ourselves, but we'd love someone to help speed the process up.

He was confident once the vehicle was located "we will be able to identify those responsible for the murder."

Police allege Brayden's killer - armed with a handgun - smashed his way into the house through the front door and ran up a flight of stairs, past Brayden's mother, before reaching the bedroom where the fatal shot was fired.

"From the information we have gathered, the murder was planned and calculated, so it's likely there are people who know what happened, even if they weren't directly involved," Det Insp Henney said prior to charging the man.

"Brayden's murder was particularly callous - this was a 15-year-old boy who was shot dead while he slept in his bed over the Easter weekend.

"This Wednesday would have been Brayden's 16th birthday, and we hope the community will help us give his family the gift of justice."

Brayden Dillon, age 15, was shot and killed at his families home in Glenfield, early this morning.
Brayden Dillon, age 15, was shot and killed at his families home in Glenfield, early this morning. Supplied

It wasn't known if the vehicle was parked close to Brayden's house, or if the shooter ran and met it in a nearby street.

Det Insp Henney told reporters at a media conference Brayden's family were "doing it pretty tough".

He said he murder of a boy "gunned down in his bedroom" was "horrendous".

"It's just a terrible thing for someone who isn't doing anything."

News Corp Australia


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