Greenwich murder: £20,000 reward for information
PUBLISHED: 10:17 23 January 2012
Residents are being offered a £20,000 reward for information about the murder of a teenager who was shot in the face two years ago.
Charlie Wright, 17, from Eltham, would have turned 19 on Saturday but he was brutally killed in the street, devastating his shocked family.
The Lewisham College carpentry student was pronounced dead at the scene in a house in Park Mews, Calvert Road, Greenwich on April 23 2010 at around 2.05am.
Witnesses reported seeing a group of four to five young black men running from the house towards Woolwich Road shortly after the shooting.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Dunne, from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command in charge of the investigation, said: “We hope the offer of this substantial reward will encourage people to come forward with any piece of information, no matter how small, and help with our investigation.
“Charlie would have turned 19 this Saturday and be celebrating the completion of a carpentry course at Lewisham College.
“Tragically instead, this young man lost his life in a brutal way, leaving his family and friends devastated.
“I would urge anyone with information to come forward and help bring those responsible to justice.”
At the time, his parents, Lisa and John Wright described their son as a “caring” and “funny” teenager who had “the biggest of hearts”.
They said: “As a family we are absolutely devastated by the loss of Charlie.
“He had his whole life ahead of him. We have so many wonderful memories to treasure.
“Our son was simply the best. We will all miss him terribly.”
Charlie’s heartbroken parents appealed for information at the time but despite arrests being made, nobody was ever charged for the murder.
The money on offer is for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person or people responsible for the teenager’s murder.
Call the incident room on 020 8721 4906 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.