Jerrell Elie
Jerrell Elie was killed after a fight broke out in BrixtonHandout

Scotland Yard detectives have arrested two men after teenager Jerrell Elie was killed in Brixton.

Camberwell resident Elie, 17, died on 8 August from head injuries. The two men – aged 29 and 30 – were arrested at 4.20am on 10 August in York Road, Wandsworth, on suspicion of murder. The pair remain in custody at a South London police station.

Police were called to Flaxman Road, Brixton, at approximately 8.50pm on Saturday 8 August to reports of a fight in progress. Officers attended and found Jerrell in the street with head injuries.

The London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance attended but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination held at Greenwich Mortuary gave cause of death as head injuries.

At this stage it is thought Jerrell had attended a party in nearby Gordon Grove on the evening of his death. A fight then began and Jerrell was chased by a number of people.

An Audi car also took off at speed in pursuit towards Flaxman Road. Moments later the Audi was seen coming back down Gordon Grove, travelling under the railway arches.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Brian Fitzpatrick said: "It is likely that Jerrell's fatal injuries were caused when he was struck by a car.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened in Flaxman Road, or the events leading up to Jerrell's death. The party was well attended and it was a warm evening with a lot of people out and about – if you saw anything at all please contact us in confidence."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 020 8721 4054 or via 101. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.