A 21-year-old man was arrested this weekend and charged with murdering Terrell Davis, the brother of award-winning rapper 21 Savage.
Davis was found injured in Ramillies Close, Lambeth, last Sunday and died at the scene shortly after. Davis was also a rapper who performed under the name TM1way.
The suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Tyrece Fuller, of Tavy Close, Lambeth, and he is scheduled to appear before Bromley magistrates on Monday, according to the BBC.
The suspect’s motive is not known, but the Guardian reported that Davis had been visiting his grandmother and bumped into an old friend before he was stabbed.
The Daily Mail provided more details, reporting that Fuller was the “old friend” who was mentioned in previous reports. The Mail also indicated that the pair got into some sort of altercation.
21 Savage has been based in the US since he was seven, and had a successful career in the state, which included Grammy nominations, but he was actually born in Newham, east London. He was arrested by US immigration officials last year over claims he failed to leave the country when his visa expired.
Knife violence has seen an uptick in recent years.
There were 43,516 knife crime offences reported in 2019. This is an 80% increase from the low-point in 2014, when there were 23,945 offences, and this is also the highest number on record as well.
These statistics do not include those from Greater Manchester Police because of data recording issues. Out of the 44 police forces, 43 recorded a rise in knife crime since 2011.
The number of knife-related homicides went from 272 in 2007 to 186 in 2015. Since then it’s risen every year, with a steep increase in 2017-18, when there were 285 killings, the highest figure since 1946.
One in four victims were men aged 18-24. In 2019, 22,041 people were cautioned, reprimanded, or convicted for carrying a knife in England and Wales.