Man charged with Dudley double murder after bodies found in car park
A suspect has been charged with two counts of murder after the bodies of two men were found in a car park in Dudley.
Jonathan Houseman, 32, from Stourbridge, is accused of killing William Henry and Brian McIntosh, who were found shot dead in a car on Wednesday, West Midlands police said.
Houseman will appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday. A second person arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released without charge.
Mr Henry, 31, and Mr McIntosh, 29, both from Bartley Green in Birmingham, were found in the car park off Moor Street, in Brierley Hill, Dudley, at around 3.30pm.
Mr Henry was reportedly the brother of West End actor Matt Henry.
Police said they believed the victims were killed at the site shortly after 1pm on the same day.
A post-mortem examination revealed they both died from gunshot wounds.
In a statement released on Friday, Mr Henry’s family described him as “the light of our lives” while Mr McIntosh’s relatives said they were “absolutely devastated and heartbroken”.
Mr Henry’s family remembered him as a much-loved father, son, brother, uncle, partner and friend.
In a tribute, they said: “He was loving and caring and always thought of others before himself.
“He was the light of our lives, his death has left a huge void in our lives. We would like to express our thanks to the kind words and love shown from extended family and friends.”
Mr McIntosh was described as a much-loved son, a devoted partner and a doting father to his two sons. He was also a loving brother to his three sisters and three brothers.
The tribute from his family added: “He was loved dearly by his whole family – nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles and cousins.
“There will be a big whole left in all of our hearts. As a family we are all absolutely devastated and heartbroken.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police via Live Chat at our website or call 101 quoting log 3204 from September 30.