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Local man charged with murder after Walthamstow shooting

A young man from Leyton is one of four suspects
By Waltham Forest Echo

Kacey Boothe died after being shot in Walthamstow in August (courtesy of Met)
Kacey Boothe died after being shot in Walthamstow in August (courtesy of Met)

Four men have now been charged with murder after the death of Kacey Boothe in Walthamstow this summer.

Kacey, a 25-year-old from Stratford, died in hospital shortly after being shot in Forest Rise at around 9.30pm on 13th August.

This month, police arrested four men in connection with the crime, including 24-year-old local Kammar Henry-Richards.

Henry-Richards, a 24-year-old from Cambrian Road in Leyton, was arrested on Sunday and is due to appear at the Old Bailey in January.


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Jeffrey Gyimah, a 20-year-old from Hackney, was arrested on 13th October and will also next appear at the Old Bailey in January.

Ka-Amni Brightly-Donaldson, a 22-year-old from Enfield, was arrested on 12th October and will appear at the Old Bailey in November.

All three men are charged with Kacey’s murder, while only the pair from outside the borough are also charged with possession of a gun and ammunition.

They are all being held in police custody while they wait for their next court appearances.

Since the original publication of this article, a fourth man – 30-year-old Kadeem Brightly-Barnes from Romford – was arrested and charged with murder. He is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court today.

A post-mortem examination of Kacey’s body found he died from gunshot wounds to his neck and chest.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime North continue to investigate.


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