Sheffield family desperate for police update after beloved son shot dead on Derek Dooley Way
The family of a young man shot dead in Sheffield is calling for a police update on efforts being made to track down four men wanted over the killing.
Jordan Thomas, aged 22, was shot dead as he sat in a car at traffic lights on Derek Dooley Way in December 2014.
He was shot at through the window of a car he was travelling in, with detectives believing it was a revenge attack in a feud between two warring gangs following a fatal stabbing three years earlier.
One man, 30-year-old Jama Ahmed, formerly of Broomhall Place, Broomhall, was jailed for 36 years for Jordan's murder, which was described in Sheffield Crown Court as a ‘cold-blooded execution’ in a feud which ‘spiralled out of control’.
Four others believed to hold vital information about the killing have been on the run ever since.
Mohammed Ali, 34; Ahmed Warsame, 31; Saeed Hussein, 31 and Jamal Ali, 30, are believed to have fled to Somalia.
South Yorkshire Police issued their photographs at the end of Ahmed’s trial but the men remain at large.
Jordan’s grandmother, Lynn Hamblett, said her family has not had any police updates for 18 months.
“Gun crime in Sheffield concerns me very much. We’ve not had an update for 18 months, we don’t even know if anyone is still working on our case,” she said.
“The police did say the case would never be closed, but with all the other incidents happening these days, is this still the case?
“My fear is that our case is on a backburner because there are more current cases being worked on.
“I understand that other families need the police, but we still need justice for Jordan.”
South Yorkshire Police said: “We understand Jordan’s family’s need for answers and how upsetting and unsettling it must be to still be seeking closure following their devastating loss.
“Family Liaison Officers continue to be assigned to Jordan’s case, and his family can contact them directly at any time.
“Enquiries are ongoing, and dedicated officers continue to work on the investigation.”