Killing of Corey Junior Davis in Forest Gate to feature on Crimewatch
- Credit: Metropolitan Police
Nine months after 14-year-old Corey Junior Davis was shot dead, not a single arrest has been made.
Now, in a bid to bring the teenager’s killer or killers to justice, his final moments have been reconstructed as part of a Crimewatch Roadshow appeal.
It is set to be broadcast on BBC One today (Tuesday) at 11am, and it is hoped that the appeal will lead to anyone with information to come forward.
Corey, known as CJ, was hit by up to 100 shotgun pellets from behind shortly after 3pm on September 4 next to a playground in Moore Walk, Forest Gate.
The youngster, who had been staying at his grandfather’s house nearby, was instantly felled while his 17-year-old friend received potentially life-changing injuries to his leg after he was shot.
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CJ was rushed to hospital but died the following day.
In addition to the Crimewatch appeal, the mayor of Newham, Rokhsana Fiaz, has also appealed for anyone in the area who saw what happened or who has information to come forward.
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She described the borough as being a “poorer place” for the loss of CJ and the other young victims of gun and knife crime, and said: “I can’t begin to imagine the pain that their respective families, friends, and others who knew them, are feeling.
“But I can understand that these incidents are making our young people feel frightened and our communities anxious about how we can keep them safe.”
She added: “There have been too many young victims in Newham this past year and this has to be stopped.
“Too many young people have been killed or injured, and too many are scared.
“We will not allow it to continue. We all have a responsibility to protect our young people and keep them healthy and well.”
Ms Fiaz explained that she has met with young people, who told her that they want to be safe and fear being in streets and parks.
Speaking about CJ’s death, which she said “horrified us all”, she added: “I encourage anyone who may know something about Corey’s tragic death to speak up. His killers are still out there.
“Let’s break down the wall of silence. We owe it to Corey and his mother who we need to help.”
Anyone with information shouldd contact the dedicated incident room number of 020 8345 3775 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
To watch the Crimewatch Roadshow appeal, tune in to BBC One at 11am or catch up on iPlayer afterwards.