A teenager stabbed to death after being chased into a store and stabbed in broad daylight has been pictured for the first time.
Derlarno Samuels, 17, was found with knife wounds inside a car after he crashed into Heath Street, Smethwick at around 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, West Midlands police said.
He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, but sadly pronounced dead about an hour later.
An autopsy determined Derlarno’s death was caused by a stab wound, police said.
Derlarno Samuels (pictured), 17, was stabbed to death after being chased into a shop and stabbed in broad daylight in Smethwick, West Midlands
Cam-Ron Dunn, 18, of Smethwick, was charged with murder today.
Police said they understood that 10 minutes before Derlarno was taken to hospital he was chased into a store in Waterloo Road and stabbed.
In a statement issued by West Midlands Police, the Derlarno family said: “Derlarno was ambitious, curious and full of life.
“He was a generous young man who is much loved and missed by his family and friends. “
Police said they understood that 10 minutes before Derlarno was taken to hospital he was chased into a Waterloo Road store and stabbed (pictured: floral tributes left outside a Smethwick store after the death of Derlarno in the knife attack)
Dunn, who was arrested in the early hours of Sunday, remains in custody and will appear before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
Detective Inspector Hannah Whitehouse said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of Derlarno, who are supported by our specially trained officers during this tragic time.
“We are still working to establish the full circumstances and would ask anyone with information about what happened to get in touch, especially anyone who has witnessed a mess around the Waterloo Road junction / Cape Hill / Windmill Lane between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. ”
Anyone with information is asked to message the police on the live chat through the force’s website or call 101, citing the crime reference number 20/549867/21.