Police appealing for witnesses in “mistaken identity” murder case of teenager in Clapton

Joseph Burke-Monerville

Joseph Burke-Monerville

Following last week’s murder of a teenager in Clapton, police will be in Hackney this weekend appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Two men were shot while sitting in a parked car in Hindrey Road, Clapton last Saturday, February 16, at around 8:20pm. The incident is said to be a case of “mistaken identity”.

Joseph Burke-Monerville, 19, died from a gunshot wound to the head. The other victim, his brother, 22, was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

The two suspects were seen running from the scene after the shooting, heading towards the nearby Pembury Estate. One of the suspects is said to be black, and the second is light-skinned – possibly of Asian or Turkish appearance.

Detective Chief Inspector Kenny McDonald said: “A week has now passed since Joseph’s tragic murder. Officers from Operation Trident and the Hackney borough will be in the Hindrey Road area over the weekend and will be appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and speak to us.

“I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting and who may seen what happened, or have witnessed the two men fleeing the scene to contact officers.

“Whilst we continue to work to try and establish the motive for this murder, I firmly believe there are people in the community who have important information that will assist the investigation.

“I would like to emphasise that Trident will treat any information received sensitively and in the upmost confidence.”

No arrests have been made at present.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call the incident room on 020 8358 1112. For those seeking to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 1111.


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