Leeds & West Yorkshire

Raheem Wilks shooting: Man, 21, remanded over murder of footballer's brother

Raheem Wilks Image copyright Wilks family
Image caption Raheem Wilks, brother of Leeds United under-23 player Mallik Wilks, died in hospital after being shot in the chest

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a footballer's brother in a shooting.

Keal Richards, of Francis Street, Chapeltown, appeared before Leeds magistrates charged with the murder of Raheem Wilks, 19.

Mr Wilks, the brother of Leeds United's Mallik Wilks, was found seriously injured on Gathorn Terrace in Harehills at 13:20 GMT on Thursday.

Mr Richards, 21, was remanded to appear at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday.

More on this story from BBC Leeds and West Yorkshire

In court, he spoke only to confirm his name and address and answer the charge of murder.

Image caption The teenager was shot at Too Sharps in Gathorne Terrace in the Harehills area of the city

A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Wilks died as a result of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

A 49-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman previously arrested in connection with the death have been released on bail.

Related Topics

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites