Catford murder: Police issue urgent appeal for information

The murder scene photo by PA Media
The murder scene on Catford Broadway Pic: PA Media

The Met police are appealing for urgent information from the public following the fatal shooting of a man in Catford on Sunday.

Father of four, Shaquille Graham, 30, was shot and killed on Catford Broadway at about 4:30am on March 10. 

The victim had reportedly been on a night out at Silks, a social club, when he stepped outside with a girl and then was gunned down. 

Detective Superintendent Brian Hobbs, of the Met’s Specialist Crime, said in a police appeal: “We are making good progress with our investigation and a number of leads are being followed up.

“Although, the shooting happened in the middle of the night, it happened on a busy road and there will have been witnesses who may have seen or heard something.

“I would urge anyone with any information, who hasn’t already contacted police, to contact us urgently.

“We are determined to secure justice for Shaquille’s grieving family and friends.”

A fatal single gunshot

Graham collapsed from a single gunshot injury and mobile phone footage showed passers-by performing chest compressions before the paramedics and police arrived. 

He died on the scene just opposite Lewisham Town Hall and Grade II listed Broadway Theatre. 

Chief Superintendent Trevor Lawry earlier said: “My sympathies and thoughts are with the family and loved one of this young man who lost his life in very tragic circumstances. 

“I know such a shocking incident will cause great concern in the community and want to reassure residents that we have assigned significant resources to this investigation. 

We also have officers patrolling the local area and I would urge those with concerns to talk with them. They are there to support you.” 

‘I have lost my best friend’

Luke Wilson, a friend of the victim told the Standard: “I have lost my best friend, I’m devasted. This is so depressing for future generations.

“If people like Shaq are getting killed there’s no hope.” 

No arrests have been made as the Police hunt down the gunman. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 r‘’ @MetCC quoting CAD1160/10Mar. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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