Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Teenagers held over shooting death

Jordan Stapleton was shot dead in his flat close to where his four-year-old son lay sleeping (PA/West Yorkshire Police)

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a young father who was shot dead in his flat close to where his four-year-old son lay sleeping.

Jordan Stapleton, 21, was found in the bathroom of his home in Beckhill Close, Meanwood, Leeds, on Tuesday.

West Yorkshire Police said armed officers executed warrants at three addresses - two in Meanwood and one in Scott Hall - on Saturday morning.

Teenagers aged 18 and 19 from Meanwood were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

Another three people - a 27-year-old man from West Park, a 24-year-old man from Scott Hall and a 22-year-old woman from Meanwood - were arrested on Friday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

They were released without charge for conspiracy to murder but the 27-year-old continued to be held on suspicion of drug dealing.

Mr Stapleton's son was asleep in the first-floor flat when his father was shot and escaped unharmed.

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