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999 call released after Leeds murder

Police were called to Beckhill Chase in Morton Photo: Calendar

Police investigating the murder of a man in Leeds have released the 999 call that initially reported the incident, and have made an appeal for the caller to get in touch with them.

21-year-old Jordon Stapleton was killed at his home Beckhill Chase in Morton.

Jordon Stapleton Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police received the call from a telephone box on Stainbeck Road at 11.46pm on Tuesday night. The man who refused to give his name said that he believed he had heard a gun shot on Beckhill Chase as he walked down a nearby alleyway.

Detectives believe the phone call holds the key to the investigation and have released its contents in full in a bid to trace the caller, who they believe may hold crucial evidence.

"I am appealing for anyone who can help us piece together Jordan's movements on Tuesday evening. Did you see or speak to him? Did you see anyone going into his home or anyone acting suspiciously in the area of Beckhill Chase? I want to hear from anyone with information as to who may be responsible."

– Detective Superintendent Scott Wood

When police attended the property they found Jordan Stapleton in the first floor bathroom of the property with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Despite attempts to treat him at the scene he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Jordan's 4-year-old son was found asleep and unharmed in a nearby bedroom and he is now being cared for by his family.

As well as tracing the caller, murder detectives are also asking for the public's help in piecing together single father of one Jordan's movements in the hours before he died.