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Second man arrested in connection with James Teer murder

Police have arrested a second man over the fatal shooting of James Teer in Erdington last week.

Officers detained the 19-year-old from Shard End at around 1pm this afternoon (15 August) from his home address. 

He remains in police custody for questioning in connection with the murder of Mr Teer who died in Goosemoor Lane at 7.20pm on 8 August in what detectives believe was a drive-by shooting.

James was pronounced dead at the scene and a post mortem examination revealed that he suffered a fatal gun-shot wound.

Detectives have been working around the clock since the shooting, examining CCTV and trying to understand a motive for the attack.

Detective Chief Inspector Scott Griffiths, said: “This second arrest is another major step forward in our investigation but we are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

“James’ family have said that they can’t comprehend what’s happened or understand why anyone would want to harm their son.

“The motive is still unclear so I ask anyone who knew James or has heard any conversations that might help explain what happened to get in touch.

“There will be people in the community who know or suspect why this has happened." 

“Anyone with information can get in touch with my team directly or they can contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously. Callers won’t be asked for their names and calls can’t be traced…we just want information that can help us get justice for James and his family."

People can contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at WMP Online or by calling 101; Crimestoppers are on 0800 555 111.

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