Case: Shot dead in Southall: Khalid Farah
Khalid Abdi Farah
Case unsolved
Status: Unsolved
Categories: Uncategorised
Case synopsis:

Khalid Abdi Farah, 26, was shot dead in Southall on 11 November 2017.

He was sat in a Ford Focus outside a row of shops in Lady Margaret Road when a gunman opened fire at around 1.23am.

Khalid died in hospital at 3.32am. A post-mortem confirmed cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.

On 3 December 2017 Malique Thompson-Hill, 21 (10.05.96), was charged with murder. On 12 January 2018 Jermaine Paul, 22 (14.04.1995), was charged with murder. Joshua Folorunso, 27 (27.10.90), was charged with arson and assisting an offender on 26 January 2018. 

The trial is due to start at the Old Bailey on 9 July 2018.

During previous appeals the Metropolitan Police said the suspect was thought to have arrived and left the scene in a black VW Tiguan SUV car which pulled up alongside the Focus.

The VW, which had been stolen in Uxbridge the previous month, was found burnt out in Knowles Close, West Drayton, at 8pm on the day of the shooting.

DCI Andy Partridge said: "We believe the VW Tiguan found burnt out in Knowles Close was the car used by the suspects who shot Khalid. This car had been stolen from the Uxbridge area on 15 October and was using cloned plates between then and Khalid's murder.

"I am making a very specific request for assistance from the public who live in the Southall and West Drayton areas of west London for sightings of the Tiguan bearing the cloned plates 'VK 61 EEG'.

"Our work indicates this car was being used and stored around these areas during that time.

"Additionally, I want to appeal to petrol stations retailers in those areas about transactions that took place on 11 November in the 17 hours between Khalid's murder and the car being found burnt out. I am particularly keen to hear about anyone who purchased petrol directly into a green petrol container - they may even have purchased the container at the same time as buying the fuel.

"A family has been left devastated by Khalid's murder and I would urge anyone who has information that could assist this investigation, please call police or the charity Crimestoppers."

Khalid's family said in a statement: "Khalid was such an amazing son, brother and nephew. We can't stress enough how distraught we are that our beautiful boy was taken away from us. He was a kind and lovable soul that made an impression with everyone he would meet. We as a family will never come to terms with this. If you know even the tiniest of details please come forward. Khalid will only rest in peace when this killer is brought to justice."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8358 0300 or via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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