The victim of a stabbing during a music video shoot in Brixton was chased before being knifed in the heart, a court has heard.
Shane Jerome, 23, was riding a motorcycle in Brixton, South London, as part of a convoy of vehicles that included a green Lamborghini being used in the music video when he was attacked on July 21.
It is alleged that a man armed with a “large knife” ran up to Shane and stabbed him in the chest, piercing his heart and causing fatal injuries.
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The attacker also allegedly swung the knife at a second man on a quad bike which was also part of the convoy close to Brixton Tube station.
Police and paramedics rushed to the scene at around 8.18pm, but despite their best efforts, Shane was pronounced dead at 8.45pm.
Brandon Aldon McNeil, 18, is charged with Shane’s murder, attempted murder of another individual and possession of a weapon.
He appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from HMP Thameside on Tuesday (August 3) for a preliminary hearing.
The teenager, of Lollard Street, Vauxhall, spoke only to confirm his identity.
Judge Simon Mayo QC set a timetable for the case with a plea hearing on October 19.
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Remanding McNeil into custody, the judge warned him there was a “high risk” his trial would not take place within the time limit in January due to the limited number of courts available in the pandemic.
Tributes have since flooded in on social media for Shane, who a friend described as ‘one of the best guys’.
“Rest in perfect peace to one of the best guys I knew,” one friend said. “
Was always there just a phone call away, forever and always in my heart.”