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Detectives investigating the murder of Aarron McKoy, 22, in Clerkenwell on New Year’s Day, have charged a second man with his murder.
Jack Nichols 20, of Wickford Essex, was arrested at mid-day on Wednesday 11 January in Wickford and was taken in to custody at an East London police station. He appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court with the murder of Aarron McKoy and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life in Clerkenwell on 1 January.
Yesterday, (Thursday) 12 January, a 21 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.
Two people have already been charged in connection with the investigation.
Dean Smith, 25 of Hackney was remanded in to custody and will appear at the Old Bailey, for a plea and case management hearing on 13 April at the Old Bailey, charged with the murder and possession of a firearm, with intent to endanger life in Clerkenwell on 1 January.
Kieron Caesar, 23 also in custody, will appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 22 March, charged with GBH on a 24-year-old manalso in Clerkenwell.
Aarron McKoy was celebrating New Year and his birthday at a venue in Hatton Wall, Clerkenwell . At approximately 4:10 am 1 January, police were called to reports of shooting in Portpool Lane Ec1.
McKoy of Hackney, was found suffering from gunshot wounds, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Initial reports of an altercation taking place inside the Clerkenwell House Wine Bar, leading to his shooting were incorrect. Investigators have since been able to establish that the altercation took place outside the venue.
Further investigation has revealed a 24 year-old man was stabbed and as a result of this stabbing the violence escalated. Aarron McKoy was chased down the road and shot.
The stabbing victim was subsequently taken to hospital, treated and discharged.