Lord Warwick Street, Woolwich murder of Marcus Innocent: Three more men arrested

Marcus Innocent was fatally shot in the stomach in Lord Warwick Street, Woolwich

Marcus Innocent was fatally shot in the stomach in Lord Warwick Street, Woolwich

First published in Crime News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

THREE more men have been arrested following the murder of Marcus Innocent who was shot in the stomach in Woolwich.

The 35-year-old, of Kingsman Street, was gunned down in Lord Warwick Street on November 19.

Police were called around 6.20pm and London Ambulance Service attended but Mr Innocent was pronounced dead at the scene.

Prior to the attack, a group of between 15 to 20 people – described as black and white individuals – were seen hanging around a group of shops in Kingsman Street at the junction with Lord Warwick Street.

Detectives believe the victim was set upon by one person from this group, before more joined in and then he was shot.

Members of the group were then seen running down Lord Warwick Street towards Frances Street while others drove off in cars parked at the back of the shops in Lord Warwick Street.

A post-mortem examination at Greenwich Mortuary on November 20 gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the stomach area.

Three men in their early 20s were detained yesterday and remain in custody at south London police stations. It follows the arrests of three other men who have been bailed pending further investigation.

A murder inquiry has been launched and detectives from the Trident Gang Crime Command are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Le Pere said: "I appeal to anyone who was in the area of Lord Warwick Street and Kingsman Street that evening who saw this group or who may have seen the events leading up to this murder.

"We believe the victim, who lived locally, was attacked by a group of people congregating in Lord Warwick Street near to the junction with Kingsman Street. However at this early stage the motive for this murder is unclear.

“If you witnessed this shooting, or the events leading up to or immediately after it, please call the Incident Room."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Incident Room on 020 8247 4553 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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5:22pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

'Detectives believe the victim was set upon by one person from this group, before more joined in and then he was shot.'

Sounds about right for this day and age.
'Detectives believe the victim was set upon by one person from this group, before more joined in and then he was shot.' Sounds about right for this day and age. Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott
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2:14pm Sun 25 Nov 12

shanekane says...

People won't help when police and trident act the way they do..

Arresting 3 innocent people at scene who attended and, called ambulance, gave cpr and clearded the young kids away from body who where standing the in shock! all 3 arrested at scene for murder even though they all where inocent. so easy to see that they was!

police wasting time doing things like that and thats why people have no trust in the police these days!

When 5 minitues before they arrested these 3 people they was asking them for whitness statements and because they didn't see the before event they before MURDERERS!

No justice! Police are there own worse enemies.

the 3 bailed at first are 100% innocent
100%!!!
People won't help when police and trident act the way they do.. Arresting 3 innocent people at scene who attended and, called ambulance, gave cpr and clearded the young kids away from body who where standing the in shock! all 3 arrested at scene for murder even though they all where inocent. so easy to see that they was! police wasting time doing things like that and thats why people have no trust in the police these days! When 5 minitues before they arrested these 3 people they was asking them for whitness statements and because they didn't see the before event they before MURDERERS! No justice! Police are there own worse enemies. the 3 bailed at first are 100% innocent 100%!!! shanekane
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7:23pm Sun 25 Nov 12

London-2012 says...

Like I said before... No wonder people these days wont come forward to help. Its a real shame, that this is what this country has ended up like and then people have no faith in the police.
Like I said before... No wonder people these days wont come forward to help. Its a real shame, that this is what this country has ended up like and then people have no faith in the police. London-2012
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