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Sister pays tearful laudatory speech for her murdered brother


Alexander Kareem's family, who was killed in a false identity case, asks the public not to regard his death as "just another black boy who was shot".

In a heartfelt laudation to her brother, Khafi Kareem, 30, said she and her brothers "took the bullet for him" after Mr. Kareem was on the street on Askew Road, Shepherd's Bush, West London on June 8th had been shot.

Police said 20-year-old Kareem was killed when he left a supermarket shortly after 12.30 p.m. in a false identity case.

Khafi Kareem, 30, pictured with her mother Victoria Oloniluyi, spoke about her brother Alexander Kareem at his funeral in West London yesterday

Ms. Kareem, left, said: "For anyone who has seen this (on the news) and thinks this is just another black boy who was shot by violence, I want to tell you that it is not. Alex & # 39; life was important, he had a future ahead of him, he's not just another black boy. He had a family, he had friends, that's real & # 39;

Ms. Kareem, left, said: "For anyone who has seen this (on the news) and thinks this is just another black boy who was shot by violence, I want to tell you that it is not. Alex & # 39; life was important, he had a future ahead of him, he's not just another black boy. He had a family, he had friends, that's real & # 39;

The 20-year-old Alexander Kareem pictured was not the intended victim of the armed man and was murdered in a case of false identity

The 20-year-old Alexander Kareem pictured was not the intended victim of the armed man and was murdered in a case of false identity

After his funeral, Miss Kareem said, "For anyone who has seen this (on the news) and thinks this is just another black boy who was shot by violence, I want to tell you that it is not.

& # 39; Alex & # 39; Life was important, he had a future ahead of him, he's not just another black boy.

"He had a family, he had friends, that's real."

Around 30 people attended the funeral service at the Church of the Holy Spirit and St. Stephen in Shepherd's Bush on Wednesday, and dozens more paid their respects at the funerary at the Margravial Cemetery in Hammersmith.

Ms. Kareem, who works as a police officer, added: “There are real lives that are affected, real people that are broken.

"There are so many people who showed up today and we are here for justice.

"I ask, who knows something, please find it in your heart to come forward.

"I feel bad that we had to bury Alex and his murderers are still not found. Can he really rest in peace if his murderers are running around?"

Mr. Kareem's friends and family gathered at his funeral service in the Church of the Holy Spirit and in St. Stephens

Mr. Kareem's friends and family gathered at his funeral service in the Church of the Holy Spirit and in St. Stephens

The youngest of four siblings, Mr. Kareem, was described as "smart and intelligent" and a geek who enjoyed programming and playing the Fortnite video game

The youngest of four siblings, Mr. Kareem, was described as "smart and intelligent" and a geek who enjoyed programming and playing the Fortnite video game

The youngest of four siblings, Mr. Kareem, was described as "smart and intelligent" and a geek who enjoyed programming and playing the Fortnite video game.

He wanted to start a new chapter in his life by starting university in September to study computer science.

Miss Kareem said: “My mother named him after Alexander the Great because although he is the youngest, my mother always knew that the size of our family would come from here.

"He is really funny and always full of energy. He only became a man, took care of himself and gave something back to us as a family.

"And most of all, he was innocent, he had nothing to do with the terrible, terrible lifestyle that took him away, he had nothing to do with it."

Mr. Kareem is survived by his mother Victoria Oloniluyi, his sister Khafi and the brothers Henry (29) and Kabir Kareem (26).

Anyone with information can contact the police at number 101 with reference CAD224 / June 08 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at 0800 555111 or online.

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