Case: Harlesden shooting: James Owusu-Agyekum
James Owusu-Ajyekum
Case unsolved
Status: Unsolved
Categories: Uncategorised
Case synopsis:

James Owusu-Agyekum, 22, was shot dead on his doorstep in Harlesden on 2 November 2016.

The business student was hit four times in the back and once in the arm at around 10.45pm.

Mr Owusu-Agyekum was pronounced dead at the scene in Tynsdale Road. A post-mortem gave the cause of death as gunshot wounds.

Detectives said the motive was unknown but it was likely that James was mistaken for someone else as part of a gang feud.

An inquest on 12 January 2018 returned a verdict of unlawful killing. James’ parents said in a statement: “James has senselessly been taken from his family and friends. His loss has left sorrow in all our hearts. We appeal, to anyone who has any information to pass this to police or anonymously to Crimestoppers.”

The Metropolitan Police are appealing for witnesses and information about two suspects who fled to the nearby Stonebridge Estate on bicycles after the murder.

CCTV image of two suspects

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Bolton, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “James’ family has lived with the torment of knowing that his killer is still free for more than a year now. I am doing everything I can to change that.

“We are releasing images of two suspects we would like to speak to in connection with our investigation. I would urge anyone who recognises these people to contact us; all information will be handled in strictest confidence and could be key in helping to bring a small level of comfort to James’ family.”

A serious crime reward of £20,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons responsible is still available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Incident Room on 020 8785 8244 or call police on 101. Alternatively, tweet information @MetCC.

Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or the secure online form which can be found on the Crimestoppers website

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