Man charged after West End star’s brother and friend shot dead in car

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox

A man has been charged with murder after two men were found shot dead in a car on Wednesday.

Jonathan Houseman, 32, of Quarry Park Road, Stourbridge, has been charged with the murders of William Henry and Brian McIntosh, who were found shot dead in a car in Dudley on Wednesday, West Midlands Police have said.

Police believe the pair were killed two hours before their bodies were found.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene at around 3.30pm.

Pictures of the two "lovely lads" shot dead were released earlier on Saturday morning, with one of the pair being the brother of West End MBE-winning actor Matt Henry.

Matt Henry, 41, who stars in the hit play Kinky Boots, is said to be devastated by the death of his younger brother.

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said they were called to the scene at 3.30pm and sent one ambulance and two paramedic officers to the shooting.

Police have said that the families of both men have been updated, and that officers "continue to support them at this tragic time".

They also confirmed a second person arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released and not charged.

Tributes have poured in for the men, who have been described as "lovely lads".

Deb Cluley said: "RIP. You was lovely lads. Thoughts are with both families, much love. You will be deeply missed."

Shazia Razaq added: "My deepest, heartfelt condolences to family and friends. It's absolutely heartbreaking."

Chloe Finnegan added: "Honestly can't believe another two lives are sadly gone. Just seems to be getting closer to home."

And another said:"Two young lives wasted, families torn apart."

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat on the force's website or by calling 101 quoting log 3204 from 30 Sept.

Alternatively, the public can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  • Twitter
  • Shooting
  • Crime

Source: Read Full Article