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Police given extra time to question murder suspects as shooting victim named


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Detectives have been given extra time to question three people on suspicion of murdering a “well-loved and respectful” 20-year-old who was shot in Walsall.

The family of Connor Brookes said they are “devastated” after he was shot dead in Well Lane, Blakenall, shortly after 5pm on Monday.

West Midlands Police said on Wednesday they had been granted a 36-hour magistrates’ court extension to further question a 22-year-old man and two teenagers – aged 17 and 18 – on suspicion of murdering Mr Brookes.

West Midlands Police at the scene of the fatal shooting in Well Lane, Blakenhall, on Tuesday (Jacob King/PA)
West Midlands Police at the scene of the fatal shooting in Well Lane, Blakenhall, on Tuesday (Jacob King/PA)

In a statement released by the force, his family said: “Connor was a well-loved, respectful young man with a heart of gold.

“The whole family, as well as the community, loved Connor.

“He was respectful and loved his family.

“We are all devastated at the loss we have suffered, such a tragic loss of life at such a young age when he had his future ahead of him.

“We, as a family, ask that you continue to support each other through this and respect the time we need to be together; to mourn our beautiful son, brother and uncle.”

Police say they are reviewing CCTV but urged anyone who may have seen what happened or may have dashcam footage of the incident to get in touch via 101 quoting log 3637 of 8/7/24.

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