he household of a person shot useless in Shepherd’s Bush three years in the past have insisted they’re “not going to relaxation” till they get justice.
On the anniversary of his dying, Alexander Kareem’s siblings: Khafi, 33; and Kabir, 29; urged anybody with data to come back ahead and for these accountable at hand themselves in, or danger dwelling with a “heavy conscience”.
The 20-year-old was shot on Askew Highway, Shepherd’s Bush, west London, within the early hours of June 8 2020 as he was travelling to a buddy’s home on a scooter.
An elevated reward of £20,000 has been supplied by Crimestoppers for any leads that might catch the killers.
You might suppose you’ve gotten away with it, however you haven’t. We’re not going to relaxation – it is not even a selection.
Khafi, who has served as a Met Police officer since 2010 however isn’t concerned within the investigation, instructed the PA information company: “I by no means thought we’d nonetheless be right here doing appeals three years on.
“You may’t kill folks and get away with it – what sort of society is that?”
She mentioned “no day goes by the place I nonetheless don’t take into consideration Alex”, and, addressing his killers, added: “You might suppose you’ve gotten away with it, however you haven’t. We’re not going to relaxation – it’s not even a selection.
“He’s not going to die in useless.”
Kabir, who has created a music video on YouTube in tribute to his late brother, mentioned: “From your entire household there’s sorrow (and) excessive ranges of frustration, on condition that it’s been so lengthy because it’s occurred and there’s nonetheless been no closure when it comes to anybody being caught or truly held accountable for Alex’s killing.
“That’s put a whole lot of us in fairly a darkish house, and we wish to transfer ahead from the incident.”
He mentioned some folks within the Shepherd’s Bush group “most undoubtedly do know” the circumstances round Alexander’s capturing, and mentioned it was necessary to point out “these explicit actions in our group shouldn’t be protected”.
The household have agreed to satisfy a Met household liaison officer as soon as a month.
Detective Inspector Rebecca Woodsford of the murder group at New Scotland Yard mentioned: “I actually hope that individuals could have an opportunity to mirror three years on from the trauma and tragedy that this household has confronted.
“(Alexander) had a lot to look ahead to: college, having a household, his entire life. That’s been brutally taken away, not simply from him however from his household who’re completely inconsolable.”
Ms Woodsford mentioned re-visiting all earlier work completed within the investigation was as necessary to reaching a breakthrough as chasing new leads.
She added: “We’ve been lucky to have a rise within the Crimestoppers reward, and we’re hoping that and the anniversary will encourage folks to come back ahead.
“There are such a lot of issues that we will do as an organisation, each within the police and thru the courts, to assist defend witnesses who maybe are nervous or involved, and we’re keen to talk to anyone.”
Anybody with data is urged to name 101 and quote Operation SaveH or to tweet @MetCC with reference CAD 4830/07JUN23.
Alternatively, the general public can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.