Officers investigating the murder of Jordan Stapleton have found a shotgun during a search of woods near to the scene in Meanwood.
Specialist teams have been searching the area of woodland off Beckhill Avenue since Monday after receiving information. They discovered the shotgun last night.
Detective Superintendent Scott Wood, who is leading the investigation, said: "This is a significant find as part of our ongoing investigation into Jordan's murder. We will be consulting forensic and ballistics experts to establish whether the gun is connected to the shooting."
Three men appeared in court this week charged with his murder. They were remanded in custody and the case adjourned to July 26.
Jordan, aged 21, was found with a fatal gunshot wound in his home on Beckhill Chase, Leeds, on Tuesday 16 April.
A 19-year-old man has appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court charged with murder. Jordan Stapleton was shot dead at his home in Meanwood in Leeds last week. Cyrus Hanley from Potternewton is in custody. Adam Fowler reports.
19-year-old Cyrus Hanley appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court this morning, charged with the murder of Jordan Stapleton.
He spoke only to confirm his name, address and to show he understood the charge.
He did not enter a plea and will appear at Leeds Crown Court tomorrow. He remains in custody.
A 19-year-old man from the Potternewton area of Leeds has been charged with the murder of the murder of a young father.
Cyrus Hanley is scheduled to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court this morning.
Jordan Stapleton, 21, was found with a fatal gunshot wound in his home in Meanwood on Tuesday 16 April.
All those arrested in connection with the incident over the weekend have been released without charge.
Police investigating the murder of a young father in Leeds have arrested a fifth man. 21 year old Jordan Stapleton was shot dead in the bathroom of his home in Meanwood as his four year old son slept in the next room.
An 18 year old was arrested in the early hours of this morning on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. Four other men arrested on Saturday are still being questioned by detectives.
Police investigating the murder of Jordan Stapleton at his home in the Meanwood area of Leeds have made a number of arrests. Armed police this morning executed warrants at three addresses in Meanwood and Scott Hall and arrested two men, aged 18 and 19 on suspicion of murder.
Three other people, a 27 year old man from West Park, a 24 year old man from Scott Hall and a 22 year old woman from Meanwood - were arrested yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
All have been released without charge for conspiracy to murder but the 27 year old man remains in custody on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs. 21 year old Jordan was shot dead in the bathroom of his home as his four year old son slept in the next room.
Detectives have revealed that a young father was shot dead in the bathroom of his home in Leeds, as his four-year-old son slept in the next room.
They've taken the unusual step of releasing a 999 call that was made just minutes after Jordan Stapleton was killed late on Tuesday night.
They believe it holds the key to finding his murderer. From Meanwood Sally Simpson reports.
Police have released a 999 call made just minutes after a man was shot dead in his home while his four-year-old son slept. Jordan Stapleton, who was 21, was killed in cold blood in the bathroom of his house in Leeds on Tuesday night.
Detectives believe the anonymous call, made from a telephone box close to the murder scene, could hold the key to catching Mr Stapleton's killer.