A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder following the death of a man outside a supermarket in Redditch on Tuesday.
Appearing at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Friday, the teenage suspect, from Birmingham, spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address during a short hearing.
He was not required to enter a plea to the charge.
Ian Kirwan, who is 53-years-old, died after a suspected stabbing outside ASDA on Jinnah Road on Tuesday evening (8 March).
Eleven youths in total were arrested in connection with the incident.
Seven people have been released with no further action taken and one other has been released on bail, police have confirmed.
Three youths remain in custody, including the boy charged with murder.
The supermarket has since re-opened and officers are maintaining a highly visible presence in Redditch, the force added.
The suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was remanded into youth detention to appear at Worcester Crown Court on Monday.