Suspected looter shot dead in Croydon named as man from Brixton
8:06am Thursday 11th August 2011 in Croydon
The suspected looter shot dead during Monday night's riots has been named as Trevor Ellis.
Police officers discovered the 26-year-old man in a vehicle in Duppas Hill Road at its junction with Warrington Road, Croydon, at 9.20pm.
He was taken to St George's Hospital with a gunshot wound to his head, and was pronounced dead earlier on Tuesday 9 August.
Trevor Ellis, is 26, of Brixton Hill, and is believedto have come to Croydon to take part in the lawlessness which saw large parts of Croydon looted and destroyed by fire.
Police think the man had travelled to the Croydon area earlier on Monday 8 August in the company of a group of friends.
It is believed the group became involved in an altercation with a group of approximately nine individuals.
This altercation culminated in a vehicle pursuit involving three vehicles which commenced in Scarbrook Road, Croydon, passing along the A232 flyover into Duppas Hill Road where the victim was shot.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the pursuit which involved a dark coloured estate car and silver hatchback - believed to have been driven by the group of nine - and a dark coloured hatchback, in which the victim was a passenger.
An incident room has been opened under DCI Neil Hutchison (HSCC).
Call with information to 020 8247 4553.
Two men were arrested at the scene on suspicion of handling stolen goods. They were later bailed to return pending further inquiries.
The Metropolitan Police Service has now arrested a total of 888 people in connection with violence, disorder and looting. 371 people have been charged.