Man arrested over murder of Erdington man James Teer
West Midlands Police have arrested a teenager over the fatal shooting of James Teer in Erdington last week.
Officers detained the 19-year-old – from Alum Rock – at around 4pm yesterday (13 Aug) in Birmingham city centre.
He remains in police custody for questioning in connection with the murder of Mr Teer who died in Goosemoor Lane at 7.20pm on Thursday evening (8 Aug) in what detectives believe was a drive-by shooting.
A post mortem examination has revealed that Mr Teer suffered a gun-shot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.
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 arrest is a 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 555111.