Murder suspect in court over gun attack in Sheffield

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A man is due in court today over the death of a 22-year-old who was shot in a car on a Sheffield road.

Asif Yousaf, aged 32, of Violet Bank Road, Nether Edge, is accused of murdering Jordan Thomas on December 21.

Yousaf has also been charged with the attempted murder of a 27-year-old man who was seriously injured in the same attack.

The injured man has since been released from hospital.

Yousaf, who was arrested on Christmas Day, has been remanded in custody to appear before magistrates in the city today.

A 25-year-old who was also arrested has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

“Jordan, from the Waterthorpe area of Sheffield, was a passenger in a silver Ford Mondeo, when the car was shot at while stationary on Derek Dooley Way,” police said in a statement.

“He was taken to hospital but died a short time later. A post-mortem examination revealed he died from gunshot injuries.”

Mr Thomas’s family last week described the shooting as an ‘act of cowardice’ and appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

The family said in a statement: “Jordan truly was full of life, with his cheeky grin and quick wit, he was a charmer, anyone lucky enough to have met Jordan will attest to this and those that have met him truly did love him.”