Akeem Moore, a 22-year-old father of three, was fatally shot last year in Eastney Road, Broad Green, on Friday evening October 7, 2016. Metropolitan Police still haven’t caught his killer, and are offering a £20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction.
Moore was shot in the rear of a residential house by an unknown attacker who left him for dead. It is believed that Moore went to an address in Eastney Road to meet a friend. That’s when the suspect, described as a black male, shot Moore and one other man.
Moore’s mother, Lillian Nelson, told the Croydon Advertiser that after her son died an elderly white man told of what a lovely young man Akeem was. The man said he’d come to visit his sister in the area when some youths tried to rob him, but Moore stepped in to stop them.
From the Croydon Advertiser
“My sister asked him where do you know him from?
“And he came to visit his sister in that area and said one night he was coming to visit his sister and some youths tried to rob him.
“He said this young man just appeared from nowhere and said ‘yo, leave the big man alone’.
From that day on, the elderly man said he remembered him.
“Everybody ran away and Akeem walked up to the man and said ‘Mr, you have to be careful around here, don’t walk too late’.”
Mr Moore would always greet him with ‘are you okay sir? Are you ok big man?’.
“When he said ‘yo’ I knew he wasn’t lying because that is what he would say,” Mrs Nelson said. “I knew he was telling the truth.
“It felt good to hear as I know that’s Akeem.”
Akeem Moore, in addition to being a father-of-three, was an aspiring musician who performed under the name Tuggzy
Lillian Nelson appeals for information on her son’s killer.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) October 6, 2017
Those who have any information should call Sutton at 020 8721 4205 or Crimestoppers anonymously, 0800 555 111.