Man charged with murder of Jordan Thomas in Sheffield

Jordan Thomas, aged 22, died as a result of gunshot injuries
Jordan Thomas, aged 22, died as a result of gunshot injuries

A 32-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Jordan Thomas after he was shot in a car in Sheffield.

Asif Yousaf, of Violet Bank Road, has been charged with the 22-year-old’s murder and the attempted murder of the car’s 27-year-old driver.

Yousaf has been remanded in custody and is set to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

A 25-year-old man who was arrested on Christmas Day has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Jordan, Waterthorpe in Sheffield, was a passenger in a silver Ford Mondeo on December 21 when the car was shot at while stationary at the traffic lights on the junction of Derek Dooley Way and the Parkway.

He was taken to hospital but died a short time later. A post mortem revealed he died from gun shot injuries.

In an appeal for information after his murder, his devastated family said in a statement: “People often speak about how horrible it must be when families get burgled close to Christmas; well we have suffered ultimate loss.”

The driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries but has since left hospital.

Anyone with information about the murder and attempted murder is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 1090 of December 21.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.