2 terror suspects charged over Sydney police shooting

Two men accused of supplying the revolver used to kill a police accountant outside a Sydney police building two weeks ago are formally charged today with terrorism-related offenses.

High school student Farhad Jabar, 15, was shot dead by police soon after he opened fire on Curtis Cheng as the 58-year-old civilian employee walked from the state police headquarters in Parramatta in western Sydney on Oct. 2.

Talal Alameddine, 22, does not appear in the Parramatta Local Court on Friday as he is charged with providing the .38 Smith & Wesson used to slay Cheng.

Police allege Alameddine passed the gun less than three hours before the shooting to accomplice Raban Alou, 18, who then gave it to Jabar during a meeting at the Parramatta mosque, in the women’s section where there is no CCTV camera.

Alou also does not appear in Sydney’s downtown Downing Center Local Court as he is charged with aiding, abetting, counselling and procuring the commission of a terrorist act. The charge carries a potential life prison sentence.

— AP

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