Six more people have been arrested and charged after two men were fatally shot in the stomach during a cannabis farm robbery in the West Midlands.
The incident happened in Pensnett Road, Dudley, during the early hours of 20 February this year, where nine people were involved in the attempted robbery of the drugs factory which resulted in the murder of two men aged 19 and 36.
West Midlands Police say they have charged six people, on top of the three already charges in connection with the incident.
Those charged are as follows:
- Theo Bailey, 28, of Victoria Road, Handsworth – aggravated burglary
- Troy Parkins, 25, of Claughton Road Dudley – 2x aggravated burglary
- Omari Beckford, 25, of Lewis Street, Walsall – 2x conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary
- Amir Naisiri, 22, of Swinford Road, Selly Oak – conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary
- Jason Kavanagh, 20, of Swinford Road, Weoley Castle – conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary
- Godfree Mbugoniwia, 22, of Brunswick Road, Sparkhill – x2 conspiracy to commit aggravated burglar
As part of the police investigation into this murder and robbery, officers have charged two other men who are not connected with the Pensnett Road incident in February.
William Thompson, 26, of Sedgehill Avenue, Harborne and Aldane McKenzie, 26, of Newick Grove, Kings Heath have both been charged with conspiracy to burgle cannabis farms.
Detective Chief Inspector Jim Munro from our homicide team said: “Our investigation has been detailed as we remain committed to finding out exactly what happened that fatal early morning.
“Two men sadly lost their lives and we’re determined to bring those responsible to justice.”
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