Man charged with murder of drill rapper in Deptford

Crosslan Davis, 20, was killed on December 6

PICTURED: Crosslan Davis (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

POLICE HAVE today charged a man with murder following the killing of Crosslan Davis last December.

Elijah Morgan, 19, of no fixed abode, was arrested on Thursday, January 2 and charged on Sunday, 5 January with the murder of Davis and possession of an offensive weapon.

A magistrates’ court appearance has yet to be scheduled.

Davis was fatally stabbed in the early hours of the morning on December 6.

Police were called to Bronze Street, SE8 at 3am following reports of a stabbing.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service arrived and found Davis, 20, suffering from stab wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3.32am.

Davis, a drill rapper under the name of Bis, was known for tracks including Kennington Where it Started and No Hook.

A member of the Harlem Spartans group had featured in videos on GRM Daily and Link Up TV.

Since Davis’ death, fans and those that knew him have shared their condolences and memories of him.

A man who said he mentored Davis, shared a tribute to him on Facebook. He wrote: “So sad. I mentored this young man for a while he had so much potential and so much to live for such a sad sad sad thing to know that he has now passed in such a tragic way RIP my little brother.”

After news of Davis’ murder broke last year, England footballer Jadon Sancho simply tweeted: “Rest up bis.”

One fan tweeted: “Bad day for UK drill scene, RIP Bis. real harlem Spartan.”

Davis was one of three men stabbed in a period lasting just over 12 hours in London in early December.

Latwaan Griffiths, another Harlem Spartans member was also fatally stabbed in Camberwell in July 2018.

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