A man who was arrested in Stoke-on-Trent has tonight been charged with the murder of two men killed with a crossbow during a cannabis factory robbery
Saghawat Ramzan is accused of shooting 19-year-old Khuzaimah Douglas and Waseem Ramzan, 36, with a crossbow in Pensnett Road, in the Brierley Hill area on February 20.
The 46-year-old was held on Sunday at a property in Hanley and was questioned by detectives today.
Ramzan, of Pensnett Road, has been remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court tomorrow.
A 42-year-old man was also detained at the same city centre address on suspicion of assisting an offender.
He has been released on police bail.
West Midlands Police officers arrested a further 23-year-old man on suspicion of murder yesterday afternoon.
He remains in police custody for questioning. Detectives intially believed the two men had been killed as a result of stab wounds – but further inquiries have now established their fatal injuries were caused by a crossbow.
Officers investigating the incident have already charged a 19-year-old man with conspiracy to burgle and perverting the course of justice.
Michah Evans, of Drummond Street, in Lye, appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court yesterday and was remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on March 23.
Two men, aged 21 and 23, have also been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob. They have been released on police bail. Detective Chief Inspector Jim Munro, from the force’s homicide team, said: “This is an on-going and constantly developing investigation.
“Although we have charged a man in connection with the murders we still need to hear from anyone with information about what happened in the early hours of February 20.
“We believe there are still people out there who haven’t come forward and could have crucial information.”
Khuzaimah Douglas, aged 19, from Moseley, a suburb of Birmingham, was pronounced dead at the scene and 26-year-old Waseem Ramzan, from Dudley, died later in hospital.
Post mortem examinations are taking place to confirm the precise cause of death.
Khuzaimah was described as ‘a kind, considerate, extremely talented and humble young man who everyone had a connection with’ in a tribute from Tyseley kickboxing gym USKA Fight Factory.