Man charged with murder of Camilo Palacio in Wood Green

·2-min read
Camilo Palacio (Metropolitan Police)
Camilo Palacio (Metropolitan Police)

A man has been charged with the murder of 23-year-old Camilo Palacio, the Met Police have confirmed.

The force said that Abass Ahmed, 22, had been charged with the killing of Palacio, who died on July 24.

Police were called to reports of a shooting on High Road in Wood Green at around 9.30pm. Officers, including firearms officers, attended and found Palacio with a gunshot wound.

Officers immediately provided first aid until the arrival of paramedics. Despite their efforts, Palacio was pronounced dead at the scene at 10pm.

Ahmed will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

A further six people have been charged as part of the Met’s investigation.

Devonte Jackson, 27, and a 16-year-old boy were charged on Tuesday with arson, assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice.

Milan Kaleja, 30, and Mohamed Ahmed Ali, 24, were charged on Wednesday with assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice. They appeared in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Kaleja has been released on bail, and Ali has been remanded in custody, both to appear at Harrow Crown Court on August 30.

Omar Mohamed, 18, and Anas Ali, 21, were both charged with perverting the course of justice. Both will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

It follows a number of other arrests made by the Met as part of their investigation.

A 64-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder in Harlesden on Sunday has been released under investigation. A 25-year-old woman who was arrested at the same time on suspicion of assisting an offender has also been released under investigation.

An 18-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder at City Airport on Monday has been bailed pending further enquiries until late August.

And a 17-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in Margate on Sunday has also been released under investigation.

Palacio’s next of kin are aware and are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death to have been a gunshot wound to the chest.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8358 0400. You can also call 101 quoting 7238/24Jul. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting