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How a 20-year-old died after friends turned on each other, while filming a music video in London

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Shane Jerome was fatally stabbed to death while filming a music video near Brixton Tube station in south London.

Jerome in his early 20s, died instantly at the scene on Brixton High Street close to the tube station when medics pronounced him dead at around 8.45 pm on Wednesday.

London Police said a suspect has been arrested regarding the murder. The suspect will be charged on the suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

A 24-year-old eyewitness told the police that he saw the moment Jerome took his last breath, but didn’t see when he was stabbed, and recall people trying to resuscitate him by giving him first aid treatments at the scene.

He said “I saw him on the floor, there were loads of police officers around him.

“People around said they were making a music video and an argument broke out of nowhere and a man produced a machete and stabbed this guy multiple times.

“A girl was slashed as well. They said it was the victim’s girlfriend when she tried to intervene.”

A passerby who narrated what he saw to BBC said the incident had involved a number of high-end cars, probably a convoy of friends who turn on each other, they had a Lamborghini, a Ferrari and a black Range Rover, and two quad bikes.

But suddenly the convoy of cars and quad bikes suddenly turned on one another, leading to one man being stabbed and others involved in a fistfight before running off on foot and by vehicle, I saw the guys chasing each other, a motorbike in the middle of the street in front of the red Lamborghini, others throwing stuff at a white girl and a black boy on a quad bike that ended up in traffic lights.’

The London Metropolitan Police after confirming the incident said the victim’s next of kin have been informed. Formal identification has not taken place and a post-mortem examination will be arranged.’

The Detective handling the case, Kate Blackburn said, Brixton Road near the tube station is a busy area of London and there were many people in the street, on buses and in cars yesterday evening. But notwithstanding, the police have spoken to many witnesses already and are still searching to find someone who may have footage of what happened on their phone or dashcam.

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