First picture of dad-of-two who died after being shot in the face as boy, 16, is arrested on suspicion of – The Sun
THIS is the dad-of-two who died after he was shot in the face in Hertfordshire.
Hadje Ayad, aged in his 20s, was shot at a house in Hoddesdon on Tuesday night. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition but died on Wednesday.
A 16-year-old boy from Broxbourne was today arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody. Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses and information, whilst specially trained officers are supporting the victim’s next of kin.
Hadje’s friends today paid tribute to the music lover and family man saying he could “light up a room”.
Lex Wolf, 31, director of Wolf Media Events, told the Sun Online: “He’s a very smiley sort of person. He could walk in a room and everyone would notice him.
“He could light up a room, he was very well spoken.
“He had a soft, quiet, gentle voice.
“For our next show we’re going to try and do a tribute to him because he loved fashion, he loved glamour.
“He was trying to make a better life for his kids. It’s come as a shock to me.
“He was a family man, loved and respected by loads of people. He was a kind person. He gave a massive donation to sponsorship for our show.”
Friend Marcuss Tisson, a comedian, told the Sun Online: “He was a nice guy, he had a good aura about him, an amazing smile and everyone liked him.
“I knew his partner and his partner’s family very well.
“They’ve got two kids, they were going out for a number of years.
“He always seemed happy, he loved his music, he was a great dad and the kids loved him.
“He wanted to get into music, he was always in the studios and wanted to help up and coming artists and the community.”
Friend James Boyce wrote on Facebook: “Can’t believe this, R.I.P Hadje you taught me so much and it breaks my heart to lose another friend. Rest up Hadj.”
Police were called to Ogard Road in Hoddesdon at 9.25pm on Tuesday after it was reported the victim had been shot in the face.
A group of people were seen fleeing the area after the shooting and it’s thought they used a vehicle to drive away.
Detective Chief Inspector Jerome Kent, who is leading the investigation, said: “A young man has lost his life in devastating circumstances.
“Our thoughts are very much with the victim’s family during this absolutely tragic and distressing time and we continue to support them.”
Ogard Road and parts of Castle Road remain closed whilst police investigate the incident and there continues to be a highly visible presence of officers in the area.
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DCI Kent continued: “As part of our investigation, we would like to speak with anyone who was in the following areas between 9.15pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday: Ogard Road, Castle Road, Old Highway, Old Highway Recreation Ground Lee Road and St Cuthberts Road.
“Did you see what happened or a group of people in the area around this time? If so, please get in touch.”
Anyone who has information should contact the BCH Major Crime Unit via the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference ISR 827 of December 4 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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