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LATEST: Arrest made following 2016 Shepherds Bush murder

News   •   Aug 24, 2017 20:05 BST

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Shepherds Bush last October have made an arrest.

A 23-year-old man [G] was arrested today, Thursday, 24 August on suspicion of the murder of Ionut Lazar after attending a London police station.

He has been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

Ionut, 28, was fatally shot at an address in Askew Road, W12 on 22 October 2016 - two days after he arrived in the UK.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at around 02:40hrs to reports of a male unconscious.

Ionut was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. He died at the scene a short while later.

A post-mortem examination on 24 October 2016 at Fulham Mortuary gave the cause of death as a bullet wound to the chest.

Anyone with information about the murder should call the incident room on 0208 721 4812.

Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

= On Thursday, 10 August four men - [A], [D], [E] and [F] - were acquitted of the murder and robbery of Ionut Lazar at the Old Bailey.

Two other males aged 17 [B] and 16 [C] arrested in October on suspicion of murder were both released with no further action.