Joseph Burke-Monerville death: Police appeal one week on from shooting

PUBLISHED: 00:09 23 February 2013

Joseph Burke-Monerville died of a gunshot wound to the head. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Joseph Burke-Monerville died of a gunshot wound to the head. Picture: Metropolitan Police


Police will be in Clapton this weekend appealing for information one week on from the death of Joseph Burke-Monerville, who was shot while sitting in a parked car.

The 19-year-old was with two others in the car - his twin brother, who was not injured, and his older brother, who was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

Mr Burke-Monerville, who was a former pupil of St Aloysisus College in Hornsey Lane, Archway, was shot in the head in Hindrey Road, Clapton at around 8.20pm on Saturday in what is believed to be a case of mistaken identity.

Two suspects were seen running from the scene. The first is black, and the second is light-skinned - possibly of Asian or Turkish appearance. They were seen making off on foot from Hindrey Road after the shooting, heading towards the nearby Pembury Estate.

One week on from the death police will be in the area appealing for information and for witnesses to come forward.

An incident room has opened under DCI Kenny McDonald of Trident.

DCI McDonald said: “A week has now passed since Joseph’s tragic murder.

“Officers from Trident and Hackney borough will be in the Hindrey Road area over the weekend and will be appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and speak to us.

“I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting and who may seen what happened, or have witnessed the two men fleeing the scene to contact officers.

“Whilst we continue to work to try and establish the motive for this murder, I firmly believe there are people in the community who have important information that will assist the investigation.

“I would like to emphasise Trident will treat any information received sensitively and in the upmost confidence.”

Anyone with information call 020 8358 1112 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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