Man charged with murder of Jerome Edwards at Loughborough Junction party

Police at the scene in Southwell Road

A man has been charged with shooting dead 23-year-old Jerome Edwards at a party in Southwell Road, Loughborough Junction, on Sunday.

Clleon Smith, 26, of Hichisson Road, SE15, was charged with murder last night, as well as the attempted murder of a second man, shot in the ankle outside the party, and possession of a gun.

Police and ambulance services were called to the first floor flat just before 5am on Sunday (April 14) after receiving reports of a man with gunshot wounds. The victim was rushed to hospital but died several hours later.

A second man arrested in connection with the investigation, aged 31, has been bailed to return to a south London police station in late May pending further enquiries.