Man charged with murder after fatal shooting in Camberwell

07:45 19 April 2013

Jerome Edwards, 23, from the Catford area, died of a single gunshot wound to the head after being shot in Southwell Road, Camberwell. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Jerome Edwards, 23, from the Catford area, died of a single gunshot wound to the head after being shot in Southwell Road, Camberwell. Picture: Metropolitan Police


A man has been charged following a fatal shooting in Camberwell.

Jerome Edwards was taken to hospital following the shooting in Southwell Road, which happened just before 4.50am on Sunday, but he later died.

A post-mortem found Mr Edwards, 23, of the Catford area, died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Police have charged Clleon Smith, 26, of Hichisson Road, SE15, with murder of Mr Edwards.

He has also been charged with attempted murder of a 20-year-old man in Southwell Road on Sunday morning, and possession of a prohibited firearm.

Smith is due to appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court today.

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

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