Brixton stabbing: Tributes to stuntman ‘knifed after filming rap vid’

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A young man stabbed to death in Brixton has been named locally as a stuntman who witnesses said was attacked after filming a music video.

The victim, named as 23-year-old Shane Jerome, was fatally knifed opposite Brixton tube at 8.20pm on Wednesday.

Mr Jerome, who lived in Thornton Heath, was said by locals to have been riding a quad bike for the shoot outside a chicken restaurant in Brixton market.

Forensics teams have been examining a damaged rental bike and quad bike after Mr Jerome was killed.

He died 45 minutes after the stabbing with paramedics battling to save his life as trauma doctors from London’s air ambulance were scrambled to the scene.

One friend posted on Facebook: “Rest in perfect peace to one of the best guys I knew. Was always there just a phone call away, forever and always in my heart.’ Another added: ‘RIP Shane. I honestly can’t believe it. Life is too short, it’s always the least expected. Fly high friend.”

Another wrote: “Rest in perfect peace to one of the busy guys I knew. Was always there just a phone call away, forever and always I’m my heart.”

An onlooker told the BBC the incident had involved a number of high-end cars, including a Lamborghini, a Ferrari and a black Range Rover and two quad bikes.

A witness said: “There was a rap video being shot in the market with men on balaclavas next to Lamborghinis and quad bikes. A bit later all hell broke loose. There were fists flying a convoy of vehicles on the move and a guy left laying bleeding on the ground.”

Mr Jerome worked as a part time stunt rider and was also a scaffolder Croydon where he was brought up.

Police said a 19-year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He has since been released with no further action.

Mr Jerome’s family are being supported by specialist officers as the investigation into the circumstances continue, led by officers in the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.

Detective Chief Inspector Kate Blackburn, who is leading the investigation, said: “Brixton Road near to the tube station is a busy area of London and there were many people in the street, on buses and in cars yesterday evening.

“We have spoken to a number witnesses already and I am asking for anyone who was in the area and who may have seen anything, or have footage on their phone or dash cam, to please contact us.”

Police are asking anyone with any information to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 7056/21Jul. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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