Man, 32, charged with double murder after men found shot dead in car

Jimmy Nsubuga
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William Henry, 31, was one of the men who was murdered (Picture: Police)
William Henry, 31, was one of the men who were murdered (Picture: Police)

A 32-year-old man has been charged with the murder of two men after their bodies were found shot dead in a car.

Jonathan Houseman, from Stourbridge, is accused of killing William Henry, 31, and 29-year-old Brian McIntosh in Dudley on Wednesday.

The victims, both from Bartley Green in Birmingham, were found in a car park off Moor Street, in Brierley Hill, at around 3.30pm.

Police said they believed the victims were killed at the site shortly after 1pm on the same day.

A second person arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released without charge, West Midlands police said.

Houseman will appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

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Brian McIntosh, 29, was shot dead (Picture: Police)
Brian McIntosh, 29, was shot dead (Picture: Police)

In a statement released on Friday, Mr Henry’s family described him as “the light of our lives” while Mr McIntosh’s relatives said they were “absolutely devastated and heartbroken”.

Mr Henry’s family remembered him as a much-loved father, son, brother, uncle, partner and friend.

In a tribute, they said: “He was loving and caring and always thought of others before himself.

“He was the light of our lives, his death has left a huge void in our lives. We would like to express our thanks to the kind words and love shown from extended family and friends.”

Mr Henry was reportedly the brother of West End actor Matt Henry.

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The men were found in the car park off Moor Street, in Brierley Hill, Dudley (Picture: SWNS)
The men were found in the car park off Moor Street, in Brierley Hill, Dudley (Picture: SWNS)

Mr McIntosh was described as a much-loved son, a devoted partner and a doting father to his two sons. He was also a loving brother to his three sisters and three brothers.

The tribute from his family added: “He was loved dearly by his whole family – nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles and cousins.

“There will be a big whole left in all of our hearts. As a family we are all absolutely devastated and heartbroken.”

A post-mortem examination revealed both men died from gunshot wounds.