An adolescent used to be stabbed to death making an attempt to give protection to a tender lady in London’s newest side road homicide, pals stated lately.
His killer gave him a “fist bump”, sooner than slashing him within the neck and chest in entrance of the terrified lady who fled for her personal saftety, witnesses stated.
Medics battled to save Solomon the side road however he used to be pronounced useless 40 mins later. His distraught mom used to be heard screaming “My son, my son” as she rushed to the scene from her house within reach.
His killing marks the 91st homicide investigation introduced within the capital thus far this 12 months. He is the 16th teen to be murdered in London in 2019, and the second one stabbed to death within the capital this week.
Witnesses stated the sufferer, who used to be coaching to be a mechanic, used to be attacked as he walked with a tender lady in Corrance Road, the place circle of relatives properties promote for £900,000.
A 17-year-old boy used to be arrested in within reach Tremadoc Road in a while after the assault and used to be being puzzled by means of detectives lately.
A pal stated: “Someone adopted them and Solomon knew who he used to be, so he gave him a fist bump.
“But the woman he used to be with noticed that the fellow had a knife and were given in between Solomon and the fellow. Solomon grabbed the fellow and instructed her to run. As he did that, the fellow stabbed him.
“She ran off however she may see Solomon getting stabbed within the neck and chest.
“He wasn’t a confrontational particular person in any respect. He used to be doing an apprenticeship as a mechanic. His mum simplest lives up the highway so he used to be almost definitely going to discuss with her.”
A pal of the sufferer stated he used to be a “loving person” who used to be now not excited by gangs and have been raised close to to the place he used to be killed.
Others instructed Solomon and his attacker had just lately fallen out over a £10 debt.
One buddy stated: “I do know other people who have been shut to the location. There used to be tenner owed that’s what it used to be all about. That’s why he stabbed him, all over that. What a waste.”
Another stated: “It used to be all over a debt. It’s all about cash.”
Mohammad Iqbal who runs newsagent BK Enterprises stated the murdered teen used to be an ordinary in his store.
He stated: “He used to be a pleasing boy, at all times well mannered and not any bother for me. I’m so stunned. His mum is beautiful.”
A circle of relatives buddy, who used to be one of the vital closing other people to discuss to Solomon, stated: “I believe they focused him as a result of they didn’t suppose he carried a knife. I believe he used to be within the fallacious position and used to be attacked.”
A neighbour of his circle of relatives added: “He used to be a just right man, he didn’t deserve this. I will be able to’t imagine he used to be mendacity there in extensive sunlight.”
Lambeth councillor Sonia Winifred stated: “I know this young man I saw him often walking up and down in area and it’s upsetting for families and young people.”
The capital’s newest killing got here not up to 3 days after some other teen, Alex Smith, 16, from Brent, died after being attacked in Camden.
A 23-year-old guy and an 18-year-old guy have been lately being puzzled on suspicion of homicide after the “brutal attack” in Munster Square at about 11pm on Monday.
Scotland Yard stated any individual with details about the homicide in Brixton will have to name police on 101 quoting CAD 3821/15aug.
Additional reporting Daniel O’Mahony and Barney Davis