Fourth man charged with murder over taxi shooting

We’ve charged a fourth man over the murder of a teenager who was shot dead in a taxi earlier this year.

Atif Khan, from Park Lane in Tipton, was arrested in London on Monday (11 Oct) in connection with the killing of Kimani Martin in the early hours of 20 June.

The 25-year-old has now been charged with Kimani’s murder and appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning.

We’ve already charged three other men with murder.

image of Kimani

Pictured: Kimani Martin

 

Kisharne Campbell (23) and Usman Amjad, 21 – both of no fixed address – and 19-year-old Luke Adams, from Walsall, are now on remand in prison.

A 25-year-old man remains on police bail and our enquiries continue.

Kimani was shot with a shotgun at 1.30am while he was in a taxi in Dudley Road East, Tividale, at 1.30am.

Three of our Special Constables who were nearby came across the scene and tended to the teenager but nothing could be done to save him. He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

A tribute from Kimani’s family described him as “jovial, loving and caring”.

We continue to appeal for anyone with information to contact our homicide team - get in touch via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk, call 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Quote crime number 20/1126386/21.
 

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