BREAKING: Man charged in connection with shooting of Aseel Al-Essaie in Sheffield

A man has been charged in connection with the death of Aseel Al-Essaie who was shot and killed in broad daylight in Sheffield.

Monday, 15th May 2017, 7:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 2:15 pm
Aseel Al-Essaie

Matthew Lee Cohen, of Clough Wood View, Oughtibridge, has been charged with assisting an offender. He has been remanded into custody to appear before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning.

Mr Al-Essaie, 23, was shot in the chest as he attended a family celebration around 1.35pm on Saturday, February 18 in Daniel Hill, Upperthorpe. He was taken to hospital but died shortly after.

A post-mortem examination concluded that he died from a gunshot wound.

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Forensic officers scour the scence on Daniel Hill. Picture: Glenn Ashley/The Star

Two men, aged 25 and 35, from Nottinghamshire, who were arrested on Sunday, May 14 on suspicion of assisting an offender, have been bailed as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about Mr Al-Essaie’s death is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously quoting incident number 571 of February 18, 2017.

Forensic officers scour the scence on Daniel Hill. Picture: Glenn Ashley/The Star