Kenichi Philips was shot dead as he sat in a parked car in Ladywood in March.
Man Charged After Women Held Hostage In Birmingham
A man has been charged with false imprisonment and wounding after two women were held hostage at a Birmingham charity on Wednesday.
Michal Malecki, aged 31 and of no fixed address, will appear before Birmingham Magistrates later today after the two women were held in an office at Bita Pathways in Alcester Street, Digbeth for over four hours on Wednesday.
West Midlands Police cordoned off the road outside the building and evacuated the surrounding area while a force negotiator brought the incident to an end.
Both women are receiving support following their ordeal. The first woman to be released has received hospital treatment for injuries to her arm and neck.
Chief Inspector Sean Russell, from Force CID, said: "Fortunately these types of incidents are rare and the individual concerned has been charged with a number of very serious offences and will be appearing at court today. It is understood that he had no prior connection with the charity and this would appear to have been a random incident.
"We would like to thank the public for their patience and support while we dealt with this incident, particularly the wedding party at a neighbouring venue."
Jamaican born Douane Brown will spend at least 21 years in jail for the killing.
A man's in hospital after being stabbed in Birmingham.
Ukip leadership candidate Bill Etheridge has withdrawn from the contest and called on rivals to back current deputy leader Paul Nuttall.
Recently Played Tracks
On Radio: Heart Breakfast with Russ Morris
6am - 10am
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.