Dea-John Reid Wiki – Dea-John Reid Biography
Dea-John Reid was chased then attacked in the Kingstanding area of the city at around 7.30 pm on Monday. He died as a result of his injuries. Dea-John has chased down a busy road in Kingstanding, north Birmingham, before being stabbed. He died at the scene, and a postmortem examination confirmed the cause of death as a stab wound to his chest.
DCI Stuart Mobberley said: “This is a significant step forward in our investigation, but we are still pursuing all lines of inquiry to find anyone else involved in Dea-John’s tragic death.
Dea-John Reid Age
Dea-John Reid was 14 years old.
A man has been charged with the murder of 14-year-old Dea-John Reid, who was stabbed to death in Birmingham on Monday evening. Michael Shields, 35, from Castle Bromwich, was due to appear at Birmingham magistrates court on Thursday morning.
A 38-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy remain in custody for questioning, while two men aged 36 and 33 and a 13-year-old boy have been released with no further action. Six people were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murder, and four men in their 30s and two boys aged 13 and 14 remain in police custody.
Cause of Death
Dea-John Reid as the teenager who was chased in College Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham, on Monday about 7.30pm before being stabbed and collapsing.
The force said it was investigating racist language directed at Dea-John and his friends before the incident and has referred the case to the Independent Office for Police Conduct over previous incidents involving the victim. In a tribute, Reid’s family described him as an “incredibly talented young boy”.
“We’d like to thank the emergency services for their diligence and support…and the public for their outpouring of love and support throughout this tragic and challenging time”, they said.“ This loss not only affects us but everyone Dea-John knew, we have lost a son, his siblings have lost a brother and others have lost a friend. The passing of this incredibly talented young boy will be felt by us all. How many more mothers will have to mourn for their sons for this to stop?”
Detective Chief Inspector Stu Mobberley from the force’s Homicide Unit said inquiries are ongoing.
“New information is coming into the inquiry all the time and being assessed”, he said. As the investigation has progressed we now believe there was an incident involving Dea-John and his friends shortly before the murder. That quickly escalated, resulting in Dea-John’s tragic death.
“During this precursor incident racist language was directed at Dea-John and his friends; that’s now being investigated. We’re still appealing for witnesses, anyone who saw or heard anything that could help our investigation, to get in touch so we can build up a clear picture of what happened.”