Family pay tribute as victim named following fatal shooting in Sheffield

The victim of a fatal shooting in Sheffield has today (Saturday, April 2) been named as his family pay tribute to him.

Saturday, 2nd April 2022, 10:24 am

A murder investigation was launched on Tuesday, March 29, after a 21-year-old man was shot at Diamond Hand Car Wash on Burngreave Road.

Emergency services attended the scene at 6.45pm following reports that shots had been fired. The victim was taken to hospital, but despite the best efforts of medical professionals, he was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

The man has now been named as Lamar Leroy Griffiths from Sheffield.

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Lamar Leroy Griffiths

Lamar’s family have released a photograph of him and paid the following tribute: “Lamar Leroy Griffiths, a beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, boyfriend, cousin, and friend to many.

“Though you have gone in the physical, you live on through everyone that has been blessed and privileged by your presence. You will be truly missed.”

Lamar’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.

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Officers are still keen to hear from anyone with information that may help with their enquiries into Lamar’s death.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Hakin said: “I continue to work to reassure residents and the wider community that we are working round the clock with a team of dedicated officers to piece together the circumstances around what happened, and find those who are responsible for Lamar’s death.

“We know that Lamar was sat inside a blue BMW, parked within the car wash when multiple shots were fired at the car.

“The offenders then fled the scene in a white Ford Fiesta, which we later recovered burnt out in Darnall.

“Enforcement action is underway; a warrant for a house search and arrest attempt was executed yesterday morning on Kashmir Gardens in Darnall as we continue to pursue all lines of enquiry.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who has information about what happened, who may have CCTV footage or dash-cam footage of the incident or vehicles prior, or following the shooting.

“If you know something, please come forward and speak to us. If you are not comfortable doing so, please speak anonymously to Crimestoppers.

“Local officers will continue to have an increased presence in the local area, they are there to help you feel safe. If you are worried I encourage you to speak to them.”Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 774 of 29 March. Dashcam, CCTV or mobile phone footage can be emailed into [email protected], quoting the incident number in the subject line.Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.