Fifth man charged with Aarron McKoy killing in Clerkenwell on New Year’s Day

A fifth man has been charged with murder after Aarron Mckoy was shot dead in Clerkenwell on New Year’s Day.

The 22-year-old from Hackney appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates court earlier today (Friday) and will remain in custody before appearing at the Old Bailey on Monday.

The four other men charged with murder in connection with the killing are Pierre Dennis, 22 of Thornberry Close, Newington Green, Ceon Hewitt, 21, of High Street, Wickford, Dean Smith, 25, from Lordship Road, Stoke Newington, and Jack Nichols, 20, of High Street, Wickford.

All four are due to appear at the Old Bailey on April 13.

Mr McKoy, from Hackney, was gunned down at around 4am on January 1 while celebrating his 22nd birthday.

He was killed in Portpool Lane and died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police say Mr McKoy had been at the Clerkenwell House Wine Bar in Hatton Wall before he was killed.

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On January 2, a 22-year-old was arrested in connection with the murder and was released on bail to return to police at a later date.