Case: Thamesmead shooting: Chleve Massi
Clheve Massi
Case unsolved
Status: Unsolved
Categories: Uncategorised
Case synopsis:

Chleve Massi, 24, was shot dead moments after arriving at a party at a tower block in Thamesmead.

He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest as he entered the hallway of the 13th floor flat at the Sark Tower at around 4.30am on 1 February 2015.

Mr Massi, who was studying a diploma in engineering at the College of North West London, was carried out of the flat by friends and driven from the scene in Erebus Drive in a Ford Focus.

Police officers spotted the car stopped in Western Way and Mr Massi was taken to hospital. He was pronounced dead at 6.30am and a postmortem gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.

There were said to be around 35 people present at the time of the shooting.

At least 21 people were arrested during the investigation, including five on suspicion of murder.

On 26 May 2017 Scion Fogah-Brown, 25, of no fixed address, was charged with murder. He was acquitted of murder on 20 December 2017 after a trial at the Old Bailey but was convicted of possession of a firearm and violent disorder.

Fogah-Brown was sentenced to eight years imprisonment on 8 January 2018.

Judge Nicholas Cooke QC said: 'I cannot form a detailed view because I do not have sufficient evidence of how you came into possession of that firearm but it was a loaded firearm.

'You left it on top of a bush in a residential area not knowing when it would be found.

'You didn't do anything to put it out of circulation, if you left it at the bottom of a bin or something I could be a little more charitable.

'This was a bad violent disorder because it involved firearms being discharged in a residential area.

'There is no place for that on the streets of this city and I have to deter it.'

Detectives had previously offered a £20,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of those responsible.

In February 2016 Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Gwyn said: "Chleve had literally just walked through the door of the party when he was shot. There are a number of people who were there that night, who must know what happened, and who was responsible for firing the gun that killed Chleve.

"One year on from Chleve's murder, it is not too late for you to speak out and tell us what you know. A year can be a long time, friendships and allegiances change.

"If you were at that party that night and know who is responsible, it is important that you are brave enough to come forward. We can offer you support and confidentiality, but please help Chleve's family get the answers they deserve."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Investigation Team on 020 8721 4812, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Mr Massi came to the UK from Congo in 2002 to join his family after they fled the civil war.

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