Man killed in Sheffield group fight named as 22-year-old Armend Xhika
A man who was killed in a group fight in Sheffield on Thursday has been formally identified as 22-year-old Armend Xhika.
Police were called to Earl Marshal Road in Burngreave shortly before 8pm to numerous reports of a group of men fighting, with some believed to be injured.
Those involved fled the scene before officers arrived, however.
Then, at around 8pm, Mr Xhika presented at Northern General Hospital with serious injuries.
Eyewitnesses claim a car pulled up outside the accident and emergency department and left his body on the floor before driving off. Medics reportedly raced out to treat him but he died a short time later.
A second man, also in his early twenties, is still in hospital being treated for his injuries.
Five arrests have been made so far, with all suspects since released from custody.
A man in his thirties arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation, while four others have been let go without charge.
They include a second man in his thirties and a man in his twenties arrested on suspicion of murder, as well as another man in his twenties arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, and a female in her twenties arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Mr Xhika’s family are being supported by specially trained officers as detectives work to piece together the events which led up to his death.
Senior investigating officer, superintendent Ian Scott said: “Our investigation is continuing at pace and my team and I are working tirelessly to piece together the sequence of events which took place prior to Mr Xhika’s death.
“My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
“I remain keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident. Reports suggest there were a number of residents in Earl Marshal Road who witnessed the disorder. If you saw anything at all, or know who was involved, please contact police today.”
Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 857 of 13 May.
Alternatively, you can also remain completely anonymous and pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.