The stuntman who was stabbed to death by so-called ‘jealous haters’ amid a deadly street battle while filming a rap music video outside a chicken shop in Brixton involving Lamborghinis and quad bikes has been pictured.
The man, named online as Shane Jerome in his early 20s, was fatally knifed amid chaotic scenes on Brixton High Street in South London and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services at 8.45pm last night.
Forensics teams examined a motorbike, damaged rental bike and quad bike overnight following chaotic scenes which were one witness said also involved a group of people having a fist fight before fleeing the area.
It is not yet clear what part Mr Jerome played in the rap video but a security guard who works nearby claimed the victim had been hired as a stuntman – and his social media profile suggested he was a fan of motorbikes.
One friend posted on Facebook: ‘Rest in perfect peace to one of the best guys I knew. Was always there just a phone call away, forever and always in my heart.’ Another added: ‘RIP Shane. I honestly can’t believe it. Life is too short, it’s always the least expected. Fly high friend.’
And a witness told BBC News: ‘A convoy of cars and quad bikes suddenly turned on one another, leading to one man being stabbed and others involved in a fist fight before running off on foot and by vehicle.
‘The front of the convoy was a black Range Rover, which had a driver that wore a balaclava, and men sitting in the boot of the car, with the boot door open. There was also a red Ferrari and lime green Lamborghini, as well as two quad bikes. One of the quads ended up beached on the pavement.
‘The man who was stabbed was lying in the middle of the road, with an ambulance on scene instantly, where the man was receiving CPR right away but looked lifeless. Another man who was wearing a balaclava and ski goggles, accompanied by a woman, ran to the victim screaming.’
Scotland Yard confirmed the victim’s next of kin have now been informed, with formal identification and a post-mortem examination yet to take place.
A video showing people running past a shop window captured the moment he rushed towards the ambulance. A 45-year-old man who witnessed the attack said: ‘I saw the ambulance and a guy lying on the floor.
The man, named online as Shane Jerome, was fatally knifed amid chaotic scenes on Brixton High Street in south London and was pronounced dead at the scene of the attack by emergency services at 8.45pm
Pictured, men gathered in Brixton, south London to film the music video
Police investigating the scene of a stabbing outside Brixton Tube station this morning
Police at the scene of a stabbing outside Brixton Tube station in south London this morning
‘The paramedic was on the phone and seemed quite stressed and what was strange is that he didn’t want to touch him. A passerby intervened and started performing CPR on him and then a woman came to help before the police arrived.
‘The victim was running towards the ambulance clutching his chest. He actually opened the ambulance’s front door and got in, but then he came back out. He was kind of stumbling backwards, and fell to the floor.
‘He looked like he had a lot of blood on him, down his arm and on his chest. I thought they were play-acting or something, but then I saw the blood trickling down the road. It’s almost as though there was a delay and then he suddenly realised he’d been stabbed.’
A security guard, who works at a store nearby, said: ‘One of our customers said the victim had been shooting a music video with two Lamborghini sports cars involved, but people saw it and got jealous.
‘The guy who got stabbed had been hired to perform a stunt in the video and now the guy who hired him is being blamed for his death. That’s how this lady knows about it, because he’s her cousin.
Police officers examine a quad bike in the road at a fatal stabbing in Brixton yesterday
Police and emergency crews descended on Brixton’s high street following reports of an assault and found a man suffering from stab wounds in the road opposite the area’s underground station
Metropolitan Police were called to an incident near Brixton tube station at around 8.45pm tonight where they found a man in his 20s suffering from a stab wound
‘They were just young teenagers making a video and then some kids of similar age attacked them. It was a music video about Brixton which mentions the market so that’s why they had decided to shoot it here.
‘One of the cars was fluorescent orange and the other fluorescent green.’
A 24-year-old passer-by said: ‘I didn’t see the stabbing but I saw him take his last breaths. I saw him on the floor, there were loads of police officers around him.
‘People around said they were making a music video and an argument broke out out of nowhere and a man produced a machete and stabbed this guy multiple times.’
He continued: ‘A girl was slashed as well. They said it was the victim’s girlfriend when she tried to intervene.’
Eunus Mian, 39, who works at a Subway sandwich outlet near the scene of the stabbing, said: ‘I heard a big loud bang and then saw people running past the shop. I thought maybe a car had crashed or something, but when I went outside, I saw two bikes and three cars. There were police and ambulances everywhere.’
A huge police cordon remains in place across most of Brixton Hill with dozens of vehicles left inside. Pictured: Forensics at the scene
A man has died after being stabbed to death in an attack outside Brixton tube station in south London. Police said a man had been arrested nearby on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm
Investigators were seen looking at a damaged hire bike that had been abandoned in the road near to the scene of the stabbing
Police said a man was arrested nearby on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘An investigation is underway after a man died following a stabbing in Brixton. Police were called at 8.18pm on Wednesday to reports of an assault close to Brixton Underground Station.
‘Officers attended and found a man, believed to be aged in his early 20s, suffering from a stab injury. They immediately provided First Aid. Paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance also attended, but despite their efforts the man was pronounced dead at the scene at 8.45pm.
‘His next of kin has been informed and are being supported by officers. Formal identification has not taken place. A post-mortem will be held in due course.
‘A man was arrested nearby on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command have been informed.’
A huge police cordon remains in place across most of Brixton Hill. Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 7056/21Jul. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Source: Daily Mail