Abdul Rahman Abubaker
Abdul Rahman Abubaker

The friends and family of a man fatally shot in Highgate last year have spoken of their pain on the 1st anniversary of his death.

24-year-old Abdul Rahman Abubaker was shot on the Stratford Road at around 11pm on Tuesday 15 May last year.

His mother Assma, who is still trying to come to terms with her loss, said: “I am so proud of him, his achievements and just the person he was to everyone

“It has been a year since we lost him and the pain is still the same.

“We need answers about what happened to Abdul, his untimely death has been difficult to come to terms with. I’d ask anyone who knows what happened to do the right thing and tell police what they know.

“Last month we found the strength to reopen his dessert shop, Bubble Rolls, which was his pride and joy. This has provided some comfort and I feel he’d be pleased that his memory carries on in a place he was so passionate about.

“We’ve also set up a charity ‘AR to the world and back’ which is helping those in need across the world build a better future.

“I want to thank West Midlands Police, friends and the community for their support this past year.”

Detective Chief Inspector Ed Foster, from the force’s homicide team, said: “An extensive investigation is being conducted which is on-going.

“Gun crime is unacceptable and we’re doing all we can to find answers for Abdul’s family and bring those responsible for his death to justice.”