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Raheem Wilks shooting: Second man charged over Harehills death

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

A second man has been charged with murder after a footballer's brother was shot outside a barbers in Leeds.

Raheem Wilks, the 19-year-old brother of Leeds United's Mallik Wilks, was attacked near Too Sharps barbers on Gathorne Terrace, Harehills, on 26 January.

Jaydn Manners, 23, of Louis Street, Chapeltown, is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

Keal Richards has already been charged with Mr Wilks' murder.

The 21-year-old, of Francis Street, Chapeltown, was remanded in custody at his previous court appearance and is due at Leeds Crown Court in March.

In other developments:

  • A 19-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and assisting an offender has been released on police bail.
  • A 31-year-old woman arrested in Castleford on suspicion of conspiracy to murder remains in custody.
  • A 49-year-old man, who was previously arrested on suspicion of murder, remains on bail but has been recalled to prison on other matters.
  • Another 19-year-old woman - previously arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender - also remains on police bail.

Police were called to the street at 13:20 GMT and found Mr Wilks seriously injured. He was taken to hospital but was later confirmed dead.

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

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