Knife crime: 16-year-old dies weeks after Brixton stabbing
The teenager died in hospital on Wednesday, April 20, after he was stabbed weeks earlier on Monday, April 4.
A 16-year-old boy has died weeks after being stabbed in an attack in Brixton.
Police have now launched a murder investigation into the death of Rommel McKoy.
Detectives have urged anyone with information to come forward and assist officers.
DCI Sal Minhas said: “Please let my team be the judge of what is important as you may have information that will be key to our investigation.”
Met Police officers and paramedics rushed to Hicken Road, in Lambeth, at just after 7.30pm following reports of a stabbing.
Emergency services found Rommel suffering stab injuries and took him to hospital, where he later died.
His family are being supported by specially trained officers.
The Met has confirmed its investigation into the stabbing is now a murder probe.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Friday, April 15, and a 17-year-old boy was arrested on Wednesday, April 20.
Both have been bailed until mid-May.
DCI Minhas, from the specialist crime command, added: “A 16-year-old boy has lost his life and his family deserve answers to their questions about what happened to him.
"I want to reassure Rommel’s family that we are committed to bringing the person or people responsible to justice.
“Thank you to everyone who has spoken to the police already about this incident. If you have not already contacted us, it is now even more vital that you do so without delay.”
Det Supt Neerav Patel said: “The Met is making significant progress in reducing violence in London, but tragedies like this senseless murder remind us all that there is much more to do.
“Local people will have seen additional officers in the area in recent weeks.
“The thoughts of my colleagues and I are with Rommel’s family and particularly his grieving mother.
“Met officers will be available to support her for so long as we are needed.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 6036/04Apr. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Any young people who have information about violence or knife crime can visit Fearless where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced.
Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.