Alexander Kareem with his mother
Detectives investigating the murder of Alexander Kareem in Shepherd’s Bush earlier this year have swooped on a number of addresses across west London early this Tuesday morning (4 August) to make seven arrests.
Six males and one female have been detained in connection with the shooting of the 20-year-old on Monday, 8 June. The police have described the arrests as a ‘significant development’ in the investigation.
Three men from Ealing borough aged from 18-23 and one minor aged 16 were among those arrested along with a 35-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man from Hounslow borough and a 24-year-old man from Brent.
All seven were taken into custody at London police stations where they remain at this time.
This follows an extensive investigation, which has seen hours of CCTV poured over to find the route taken by a white Range Rover which officers believe to be involved in the shooting.
Alexander had just been to the convenience store and was riding a scooter to a friend’s address when he was shot.
Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley, Specialist Crime Team, who leads the investigation said: “This is a significant development in the investigation, however we will not be complacent. We will continue to work hard to make sure those responsible are brought to justice. I believe this murder to have been a case of mistaken identity, perpetrated recklessly and with no regard whatsoever for human life.
“Alexander’s death is a tragic reminder that carrying a gun has devastating consequences, I urge anyone with information to come forward and speak with us.”
Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101, Tweet @MetCC or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers_uk.org.”
If you don’t want to speak to the police, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They are a totally independent charity and you remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or device you use. Alternatively, visit their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.
Advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free.
If you are a young person and don’t want to speak to the police, contact Fearless: they are a totally independent charity and remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call IP address or device you use.
August 4, 2020