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Man charged over murder of Erdington man James Teer

James Teer was gunned down a short walk from his home where he lived with his parents. Credit: West Midlands Police

A teenager has been charged over the fatal shooting of a man from Birmingham.

James Teer was shot on Goosemoor Lane in Erdington at 7.20pm on Thursday evening (8 Aug).

Officers arrested 19-year-old Sharn Miles from Alum Rock at around 4pm yesterday (13 Aug) in Birmingham city centre.

Detectives say they've been working around the clock since the shooting, examining CCTV and trying to understand a motive for the attack.

When Sharn Miles was arrested Detective Chief Inspector Scott Griffiths, said: “This arrest is a major step forward in our investigation but we are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

“James’ family have said that they can’t comprehend what’s happened or understand why anyone would want to harm their son.

“The motive is still unclear so I ask anyone who knew James or has heard any conversations that might help explain what happened to get in touch.

“There will be people in the community who know or suspect why this has happened."