Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Assel Al-Essaie shooting murder suspect arrested

Assel Al-Essaie Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Assel Al-Essaie, 23, died in February from a gunshot wound to the chest

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 23-year-old who was shot dead in Sheffield.

Assel Al-Essaie was shot in the chest in Daniel Hill, Walkley, on 18 February. He was taken to hospital but died soon after.

On Saturday night, police detained a 29-year-old Sheffield man on suspicion of murder.

Two other men, aged 25 and 35 and from Nottinghamshire, were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

All three remain in police custody for questioning.

It brings the total number of arrests in the case to 14, but no charges have been made.

South Yorkshire Police continues to appeal for anyone with information connected to the death to come forward.

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