Man charged over teenager's death
Published 13/04/2013 | 15:11
A 24-year-old man has been charged with murdering a family friend of England football star Rio Ferdinand.
Rio McFarlane, 18, was murdered in a drive-by style shooting in Peckham - the same area of south London where the Manchester United defender grew up - in September 2010.
The teenager, himself a promising young footballer, died of a single gunshot wound to the chest at the scene.
Scotland Yard have charged Leon Pacquette, 24, from Newent Close, Camberwell, with murder, the attempted murder of another man, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, and possession of a prohibited weapon.
A 25-year-old man has been released on bail, pending further enquiries, until later this month.
Ferdinand had made a personal plea to the public for information at the time of his friend's death.
In a video message, the former England captain said he grew up with the victim's brother and had known the McFarlane family "for many years".