Man charged with attempted murder in Smethwick shooting investigation

We have charged a teenager with attempted murder after shots were fired at City Computers in Smethwick last week.

Two men in their 40s were treated for injuries which are fortunately not life threatening.

Haider Ali Shabir, aged 19, appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court this week where he was remanded pending a further hearing at Crown Court on 13 February.

Another man arrested following the incident on Thursday 12th January in Bertram Road has been released on police bail. Firearms officers stopped a vehicle in Walsall and the four occupants, aged between 20 and 23, were arrested.

Detectives investigating the case also conducted a warrant at a house in Walsall on Tuesday where a 22-year-old man was arrested. All five remain in custody for questioning on suspicion of attempted murder.

The investigation is progressing at pace but officers still need information from the public. They need anyone who may have captured anything relevant at the time of the shooting to contact them.

You can upload your footage directly to the investigation portal by using this unique and secure link:
Alternatively if you would like to speak to officers, then please call 101 quoting 20/80288/23.


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