Lambeth man, 26, shot, named by police for first time

The man shot dead in Lambeth has been named for the first time. Jazmel Dashourn Patterson-Low, 26, from Lambeth, was shot in the Westbury Estate on St Rule Street, Nine Elms, last weekend.

He was dropped off at St Thomas’ Hospital in a private car just before 2.30am on Saturday, May 11, but was pronounced dead just before 3am. A post-mortem examination took place on Sunday, May 12 and determined the cause of death as a single gunshot wound.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Squad are leading the murder investigation. There were no arrests. Police said the car that dropped him off at the hospital has been found and is relevant to the investigation.

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“40 people gathered” in the area before the shooting

Test markers were placed at the sceneTest markers were placed at the scene

A crime scene was at the scene at the weekend – Credit: David Nathan/UKNIP

Detective Inspector Martin Thorpe, Crime Specialist, said: “Approximately 40 people were gathered in and around St Rule Street on Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday morning. A dispute appears to have erupted shortly after 2 a.m., leading to the shooting.

“I am extremely grateful to those who have already come forward to provide information. Together with CCTV and forensics, this has provided numerous lines of inquiry which detectives are working around the clock to develop.

“I’m sure there are other people who will know what happened on St Rule Street and who was responsible for the shooting. I urge them to come forward and share this information.

“If you don’t want to speak to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously. Some have already done that – I don’t know who they are, but I have their information and I thank them.”

“Brutal Murder”

Police have appealed for witnessesPolice have appealed for witnesses

Police have appealed for witnesses – Credit: David Nathan/UKNIP

Detective Chief Superintendent Seb Adjei-Addoh, the senior officer in charge of Lambeth Police, said: “Since Saturday morning, we have remained in contact with local people and partners in Lambeth. We are all horrified by Jazmel’s brutal murder and are working together to protect and support the community.

“Jazmel’s family deserves answers. Dedicated police officers, including specialists from across the Met, are determined to do everything we can for them – to bring whoever killed Jazmel to justice and protect the community by taking her killer off the streets.

“But we need even more help from the local community to achieve these crucial goals. If you have critical information – if you know who fired that gun – please come forward and share that information now.”

Anyone with information or footage is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 884/11 May. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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