A bungled burglary saw a young man killed when his friend shot him in the head.

Jonathan Barnes died last Thursday, two days after he was shot at a house in Morland Road, Croydon.

It is believed the 20-year-old from Lewisham, had gone with a friend to rob the house after being told expensive watches, thought to be Rolexes, were being kept there.

While in the property the pair were disturbed by the return of one of the occupants. An argument ensued and Mr Barnes' companion pulled out a gun and during the struggle, mistakenly shot his friend before fleeing the scene.

The suspect, who is described as a black male, aged in his twenties was wearing a dark hooded jacket, dark jeans and trainers, believed to be Adidas. He also had a small brown bag across his chest and was seen leaving the address and running towards the junction with Beckford Road.

A police spokesman said: "Police were called at 8.54pm on August 23 to reports of an incident involving a firearm at an address in Morland Road, Croydon. On arrival they found a man suffering a gun shot wound to the head, he was taken to hospital but subsequently died at 1.30am on August 25, from his injury."

A post-mortem examination held on August 26, gave the cause of death as gun shot wounds to the head.

An incident room has been opened and anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information should call police on 101 or the Incident Room on 0208 721 4054; if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Jonathan Barnes who is related to UK rap artist Pound Sterling, was also known as 'Change' and had featured in some of the rappers Youtube videos.

Tributes have flooded a Facebook page set up in memory of the talented musician, who was just weeks away from his 21st birthday when he died.

Writing on social networking site Facebook, Diane Louise wrote: "RIP Jonathan, never going to forget your cheeky smile. I feel honoured to have known you from school. Sleep tight honey, lots of love."

Tuan Bonero wrote: "Rest in Peace Jonathan Change Barnes, the heavens newest recruit. God rest your soul."

Tiffany Bennett added: "You were kind hearted, something I experienced first hand and your smile was unique, those memories will remain. RIP Jonathan."