Seleka Gathercole paid tribute to 23-year-old ‘stuntman’ Shane Jerome (Pictures: Facebook)
The girlfriend of a man who was stabbed to death while filming a music video near Brixton tube station has said her ‘heart’s been torn in two’.
Seleka Gathercole paid tribute to 23-year-old ‘stuntman’ Shane Jerome, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the attack in south London at around 8.45pm on Wednesday.
He had been filming a rap video on Brixton High Street with Lamborghinis, a Ferrari, a black Range Rover and two quad bikes before an argument is thought to have broken out between two groups.
Onlookers described seeing the victim running towards an ambulance clutching his chest after the horrific attack.
Paramedics performed CPR to try and save him, but he was declared dead less than half an hour later.
His devastated girlfriend said: ‘My heart’s completely torn in two. I will never ever ever get over the loss of you – you mean more to me then I could ever explain.’
Ms Gathercole said her ‘heart’s completely torn in two’ (Picture: Facebook/Seleka Gathercole)
A 24-year-old passer-by said: ‘I didn’t see the stabbing but I saw him take his last breaths. I saw him on the floor, there were loads of police officers around him.
‘People around said they were making a music video and an argument broke out out of nowhere and a man produced a machete and stabbed this guy multiple times.’
Another onlooker told the BBC they saw a ‘convoy of cars and quad bikes suddenly turn on one another, leading to one man being stabbed and others involved in a fist fight before running off’.
He went on: ‘The front of the convoy was a black Range Rover, which had a driver that wore a balaclava, and men sitting in the boot of the car, with the boot door open.
‘There was also a red Ferrari and lime green Lamborghini, as well as two quad bikes. One of the quads ended up beached on the pavement.
‘The man who was stabbed was lying in the middle of the road, with an ambulance on scene instantly, where the man was receiving CPR right away but looked lifeless.’
Mr Jerome was stabbed in south London on Wednesday evening (Picture: Facebook)
Heartbroken friends also paid tribute to Mr Jerome, calling him ‘one of the best guys I knew’.
Rebecca Newell posted on Facebook: ‘Rest in perfect peace to one of the best guys I knew. Was always there just a phone call away, forever and always in my heart.’
Courtney Young: ‘RIP Shane. I honestly can’t believe it. Life is too short, it’s always the least expected. Fly high friend.’
The Metropolitan Police said Mr Jerome was found suffering from a stab injury and a post-mortem examination would be held in due course.
Appealing for witnesses to come forward, Detective Chief Inspector Kate Blackburn, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘Brixton Road near to the tube station is a busy area of London and there were many people in the street, on buses and in cars yesterday evening.
‘We have spoken to a number witnesses already and I am asking for anyone who was in the area and who may have seen anything, or have footage on their phone or dash cam, to please contact us.’
Police said a 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and has since been released with no further action.
Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 7056/21Jul or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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