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Michael Shields stands accused of stabbing Dea-John Reid to death on Bank Holiday Monday, May 31. The teenager died from a single knife wound to the chest on College Road. Shields was among multiple suspects to be arrested and West Midland Police confirmed today, Thursday, he had been charged with murder.
The 35-year-old appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court earlier this morning. Wearing glasses, a grey t-shirt, and trousers he spoke only to confirm his date of birth and residence which he gave as ‘no fixed address.
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Michael Shields is 35 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.”