Five arrested in connection with murder of Rico Andrews

Detectives have arrested five people in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Rico Andrews, who was shot in the chest in October.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday at a commercial venue in Guildford, Surrey, and taken into custody. 

He is being transferred to a custody suite in north-west London, the Met said.

A 27-year-old man and three women, aged 31, 33 and 38,  were also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. They, too, are in custody.

Previously, Josh Eno, 23, of no fixed address, was charged with murder on October 27. He appeared in custody at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on October 28, and then at the Old Bailey on October 31.

A murder investigation was launched after police were called at around 9.50pm on October 5 to reports of gunshots heard in Shuttleworth Road, Wandsworth.

Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Rico Andrews (Picture: The Met)

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended.

At the scene, they found Mr Andrews suffering from a gunshot wound and immediately provided emergency first aid. Despite their efforts, he died at the scene.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police said his next of kin have been updated on the most recent developments.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil John, leading the investigation, said: “These arrests mark another significant development in our investigation, but I must reiterate that we still need help from the public.

“I continue to appeal to anyone who was in the area and saw events unfold, or anyone who has captured this incident on phone or doorbell footage, to contact police immediately.”

A spokesman for the Met said: “Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 8285/05OCT.

“To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at”

Pictured top: Rico Andrews (Picture: The Met)

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