LONDON: The family of a teenager who was murdered in Walthamstow one year ago have made a moving plea for the public’s help as a new £20,000 reward for information is announced by police. Amaan Shakoor, 16, was shot in Walthamstow on Monday, 2 April 2018 and died the following day in hospital, with his family by his side.
His family made an emotional appeal from New Scotland Yard this afternoon, Monday, April 1 ahead of the anniversary of his death. Mohammed Shakoor and Haroon Suleman, Amaan’s father and uncle, are supported in the appeal by investigating officer Detective Inspector Darren Jones, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command.
The independent charity Crimestoppers previously announced a reward of £10,000 for information that would have led to the arrests and prosecution of those responsible for Amaan’s murder. This has now expired. However the Met is now offering £20,000 reward offered for information that leads to a conviction.
Police were originally called at approximately 22:00hrs on Monday, 2 April 2018 to Markhouse Road, E17, to reports of shots fired. Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and Amaan was found injured outside a leisure centre along with a 15-year-old boy.
They were both taken to an east London hospital where the 15-year-old boy was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
A post-mortem examination held on Friday, 6 April 2018 gave Amaan’s cause of death as gunshot injuries to the head. Since the launch of the murder investigation by the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, two people have been arrested.
An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday, 9 April 2018, and was subsequently released under investigation. A second man, aged 19 was arrested on Wednesday, 17 April on suspicion of murder. He was also released under investigation.
information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 1570 or via 101
quoting reference 6727/02APR2018. You can also Tweet information to @MetCC.
To give information anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.