A man who allegedly fired a bullet through his ceiling and severed his girlfriend’s spine will remain behind bars after he was arrested following a weeks-long manhunt.
Kamal Eljamal is accused of firing multiple shots through the ceiling of his garage as his girlfriend Georgina Vlahos, 37, was sleeping in her bedroom directly above him on January 12.
Police will allege one of the bullets fired by the 33-year-old travelled through the roof of the garage in Sydney’s Condell Park and through the woman’s mattress before it struck her.
Police allege the bullet severed Ms Vlahos’ spinal cord and significantly damaged her internal organs.
She was taken to Bankstown Hospital with serious gunshot wounds in a white Mercedes about 1pm.
Surveillance footage released by police shows a man wearing a black hooded jumper, shorts, and exercise tights leap out of the driver’s seat to call out to paramedics for assistance.
The man is seen tending to the 37-year-old woman before the medical professionals take over.
The CCTV footage shows the man then abandons the car and flees the scene on foot.
Mr Eljamal was the subject of a weeks-long manhunt that ended when he was arrested on February 10.
Tactical police allegedly found the 33-year-old hiding on a garage roof in Picnic Point in Sydney’s south west.
He was charged with five offences, including discharging a firearm intending to cause grievous bodily harm and possessing an unauthorised prohibited firearm.
On Wednesday, Mr Eljamal was represented by Bashaar Elkheir in Bankstown Local Court.
He told the court that his client would no longer be applying for bail over the “domestic violence”-related charges.
The Condell Park resident will likely remain in custody on remand for another eight weeks until he returns to court.
The court was told an apprehended violence order had been imposed to protect Ms Vlahos from her alleged assailant.
At the time of Mr Eljamal’s arrest, Bankstown Police Area commander Detective Superintendent Adam Johnson said the alleged victim was unlikely to be able to walk again.
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