West Midlands Police have arrested three men as part of their investigation into the murder of a Hawkesley teen.

Two Birmingham men, aged 27 and 28 were arrested on suspicion of murder in Coventry in the early hours of this morning.

A 44-year-old man was also arrested, on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A post mortem has revealed that Connor Smith, 19, died as a result of a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Connor died following an incident close to his home in Forde Way Gardens, Hawkesley late on Thursday night (8 October).

Detective Inspector Warren Hines said: “Following our enquiries we have arrested three men from an address in Coventry.

“This remains very much a live investigation and anyone who was in the area at the time may have information that is critical to the investigation and I would urge you to come forward.

“We continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward and Connor’s family have been made aware of the arrests.”

Anyone with any information which may help the investigation is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111


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