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Murder in Battersea

Posted on: Thursday, September 19, 2013

A teenager has been shot dead in Battersea, south London.

Kyle McDonald, 19, was found injured in Coppock Close at 9.51pm on Wednesday 18 September. 

Detectives have launched a murder investigation.

Teenager shot dead in Battersea - Sky News

Statement from the Met Police:

Detectives have launched a murder investigation and are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Battersea.

Police were called at 19:51hrs on Wednesday 18 September to an injured man in Coppock Close, SW11.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended.

A 19-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene at 20:14hrs.

He has been identified as Kyle McDonald (31.05.94) of the Fulham area.

Next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination has been scheduled for tomorrow, Friday 20 September, afternoon [venue yet to be confirmed].

We retain an open mind regarding the circumstances of the incident and any motive at this early stage.

An incident room has opened under Detective Chief Inspector Matt Bonner, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC).

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Bonner, said: “We are still in the early stages of the investigation and are carrying out a number of enquires into the circumstances of this incident.

“I am keen to establish if there was anyone in the area who saw or heard anything suspicious yesterday evening. I’m appealing for anyone who has any information no matter how small to please come forward and help us with our inquiry.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that may assist police is asked to contact detectives on 020 8358 0200 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Enquiries continue. No arrests.
 

 UPDATE on 20 September: Further appeal as postmortem reveals cause of death was gunshot wound.

Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses following the murder of 19-year-old Kyle McDonald in Battersea.

Police were called at 19:51hrs on Wednesday 18 September to an injured man in Coppock Close, SW11.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and Kyle was pronounced dead at the scene at 20:14hrs.

Next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination held at St George's Hospital today (Friday 20 September) gave the cause of death as a single gunshot wound. We are not discussing further

We retain an open mind regarding the circumstances of the incident and any motive at this early stage.

Detectives believe Kyle may have sustained his injuries in Musjid Road, SW11, from where he staggered into Fawcett Close, finally collapsing in Coppock Close.

An incident room has opened under Detective Chief Inspector Matt Bonner of the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC).

DCI Bonner said: "We are still in the early stages of the investigation and are carrying out a number of enquires into the circumstances of this incident.

"I am keen to establish if there was anyone in the area who saw or heard anything suspicious. I'm appealing for anyone who has any information no matter how small to please come forward and help us with our inquiry."

Acting Borough Commander Paul McGregor said: "We would like to reassure our community that the police are working very hard to find out who is responsible. Detectives have launched a murder investigation and are appealing for witnesses following the incident in Battersea and extra police officers are out patrolling local areas."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that may assist police is asked to contact detectives on 020 8358 0200 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Enquiries continue. These has been no arrest.

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UPDATE on 25 September: Renewed police appeal a week after the murder.

Exactly one week on from the murder of Kyle McDonald detectives are still appealing for witness to come forward and assist them with their investigation.

Shortly before 20:00hrs on Wednesday 18 September police were called to an injured man in Coppock Close, SW11. Upon their arrival they found 19-year-old Kyle and he was pronounced dead at the scene by the London Ambulance Service at 20:14hrs.

Detectives believe Kyle may have sustained his injuries in Musjid Road, SW11, from where he staggered into Fawcett Close, finally collapsing in Coppock Close.

A post-mortem held at St George's Hospital on Friday 20 September gave the cause of death as a single gunshot wound.

There have been no arrests in connection with the murder investigation and enquiries are ongoing.

Detectives retain an open mind regarding the circumstances of the incident and any motive.

Officers from Wandsworth and detectives from the investigation team will be in the area today from 18:00hrs to 20:00hrs and will be seeking the assistance of local residents in coming forward with any new information that could assist with their inquiry.

Borough based officers on high visibility patrols remain in the local area to provide reassurance to residents.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Bonner, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC), said: “A week on since the shooting which led to Kyle’s death, my team of detectives continue to appeal for witness to come forward and assist us with our investigation.

“We have worked endlessly to establish the course of events and are exploring numerous lines of enquires to identify those responsible. I am keen to establish if there was anyone in the area who saw or heard anything suspicious. I'm appealing for anyone who has any information no matter how small to please come forward and help us with our inquiry.

“There will be a number of young people who will have information about the course of events that day. We urge you to come and speak to us. We understand that some might have some concerns with speaking to the police but it is important that they do so and we can offer reassurance and support for those that can assist us with our enquiries. Someone knows what happened that evening and I am urging them not to remain silent but to come and speak to us. Your information will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

“Likewise I am directly appealing to the family members and friends of those believed to be involved - if you have slightest indication the person you know may have been involved in this incident I encourage you to get them to hand themselves into the police. Failing to do so will result in my officers pursuing them.

Acting Borough commander Paul McGregor, said: "The local community have and continue to support us in our efforts and a large team of detectives are currently working tirelessly on this case. Local Safer Neighbourhoods teams will remain in the area to reassure locals and address any concerns residents may have.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that may assist police is asked to contact detectives on 020 8358 0200 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Enquiries continue. There have been no arrests.

 UPDATE on 13 October: Two men are charged with murder.

Detectives investigating the murder of Kyle Mcdonald in Battersea on Wednesday 18 September have charged two men with his murder. They are -

[A] Noor Omar, aged 23 (20.8.90) of 128 St Johns Hill, SW11 and [B] Darrell Michael Giscombe aged 23 (19.4.90) of 10 Weekley Square, SW11.

They will appear in custody at Hendon Magistrates Court on Monday 14 October.
 

 




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