Delarno Samuels: Family pay tribute to teenager stabbed to death in Smethwick

  • Footage from Snapper SK


A man's been charged with murder after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Birmingham.

The teenage victim has been named as Derlarno Samuels.

Police understand Mr Samuels was chased into a shop in Waterloo Road in Smethwick and attacked with a knife at around 4.10pm on Saturday afternoon (May 1).

Police have released a photo of 17-year-old Delarno Samuels, who died after being stabbed in Smethwick Credit: West Midlands Police

Floral tributes have since been laid at the shop in Waterloo Road.

Floral tributes have been laid outside the shop where 17-year-old Delarno Samuels was fatally stabbed. Credit: BPM Media

The victim was found ten minutes later, with stab injuries, lying next to a car that crashed in Heath Street.

He was taken to hospital but died around an hour later.

The boy was found with stab injuries on Heath Street. Credit: Snapper SK.

West Midlands Police arrested 18-year-old Cam-Ron Dunn in the early hours of Sunday morning (May 2), and he has since been charged with murder.

This is a tragic loss of a young life and my thoughts are with the boy’s family who are clearly devastated at what’s happened.

Detective Inspector Hannah Whitehouse, West Midlands Police Homicide Unit

In a tribute to Delarno Samuels, his family said:

Derlarno was ambitious, inquisitive and full of life. He was a generous young man who is much loved and missed by his family and friends.

Family of Delarno Samuels

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward with more information.

Detective Inspector, Hannah Whitehouse, said:

“I really need to hear from any witnesses who saw the victim being chased in Waterloo Road or him and the attacker leaving that location, plus anyone who saw the collision in Heath Street and what happened afterwards."