Telford man named as Birmingham shooting victim

By Lisa O'Brien | Telford | News | Published:

A man who was killed in a city shooting has been named as Telford man Tyrone Dorsett.

Tyrone Dorsett who was killed in a shooting in Birmingham was from Priorslee, Telford

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the 20-year-old, from Priorslee, was found with a gun wound shot to the back in South Holme, Birmingham, on Sunday.

His heartbroken family today described him as a "wonderful son, brother and a devoted boyfriend" and said he will be sorely missed.

In a statement, they said: "He was very much loved by his family, friends and touched the lives of many.

"He will be sorely missed and our hearts are broken."

Tyrone was killed, close to Birmingham City FC's ground, in the Bordesley area of the city, just after midnight on Sunday.

Officers made the horrific discovery after responding to reports of gunfire in a car park behind South Holme, a small block of residential flats.

Despite the efforts of medical staff, he was declared dead at the scene.

Police have renewed their appeal for anyone with information to contact them urgently.


Detective Inspector Warren Hines, from West Midlands Police, said: "My thoughts are with Tyrone’s family and loved ones at this time.

"I am determined to find out who is responsible for this murder, there is no place for gun crime in Birmingham and the misery that it causes.

"We are following a number of lines of inquiry, however I would urge anyone with any information, however insignificant they think that may be to call me personally on 101.”

A cordon was put in place along Garrison Lane and South Holme at the weekend while forensic investigators worked at the scene.


The residential area, close to St Andrews football ground, also remained sealed off throughout the day as investigations were carried out and officers looked for clues.

A large blue tent covered a car parked at the scene, with a smaller tent just metres away.

The flats are thought to be owned by housing organisation Midland Heart and are popular with young families.

Detectives have been scouring footage of the scene after obtaining CCTV film from around the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Lisa O'Brien

By Lisa O'Brien
Senior Reporter - @lisaobrien_Star

Senior reporter based at Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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