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Second man charged with the murder of James Teer

James Teer Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have charged a second man over the fatal shooting of James Teer in Erdington.

19-year-old Ty Blake was arrested from his home address yesterday on suspicion of killing Mr Teer in Goosemoor Lane last Thursday 8 August.

The 18-year-old from Shustoke Road, Shard End, has now been remanded in custody to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow 17 August.

James Teer died in Goosemore Lane at 7.20pm on 8 August in what detectives believe was a drive-by shooting.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and a post mortem examination revealed that he suffered a fatal gun-shot wound.

Police charged 19-year-old Sharn Miles from Alum Rock with the murder of James Teer yesterday evening (14 August).

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

Detective Chief Inspector Scott Griffiths, said:

This second arrest is another 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."

Anyone with information can get in touch with my team directly or they can contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously. Callers won’t be asked for their names and calls can’t be traced…we just want information that can help us get justice for James and his family."

– Detective Chief Inspector Scott Griffiths