Police appeal for public information into ‘execution-style’ murder of Queensland dad John Lazzaro

Police hope a member of the public could hold the key to solving the “brutal” murder of a Queensland father who was shot dead in front of his daughter a decade ago.

John Anthony Lazzaro was with his daughter in the living room of his Rochedale home, in Logan, south of Brisbane when he was shot multiple times by two masked men on April 11 in 2012.

Police have released new CCTV footage of a vehicle they believe to be connected to Mr Lazzaro’s “execution-style” murder.

Police have renewed calls to the public for information into the murder of John Lazzaro ten years ago. (Queensland Police)

The car was seen in the area around the time of the shooting, but it is unclear who was inside. Police are searching for the occupants.

Mr Lazaro’s then 19-year-old daughter was not injured in the attack and contacted police. The family’s a Rottweiler cross, Kilo, was shot but survived after surgery.

Detective Acting Superintendent Mark White said no suspects had been linked to the targeted attack that deeply impacted Mr Lazzaro’s daughter.

Police released CCTV footage of a vehicle believed to be linked to the murder. (Queensland Police)
Mr Lazzaro’s dog Kilo was also shot by the attackers. (Queensland Police)

“It was definitely targeted at Mr Lazzaro,” Mr White said.

“Obviously it was a very traumatic experience for that young lady.”

Police said Mr Lazzaro’s family are still “deeply affected by what happened 10 years ago”, insisting a member of the community could bring them justice.

“We are dealing with a person who has lost their life in a very brutal way,” Mr White said.

Mr Lazzaro was shot in his Queensland home, in front of his then 19-year-old daughter by two masked men. (Queensland Police)

“Something like this doesn’t happen without people knowing about it.”

There is a $500,000 reward on offer for anyone with information that leads to an arrest.