Two teens held over Leeds dad shot dead as his son slept

TWO teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a young father who was shot dead in his Leeds flat close to where his four-year-old son lay sleeping.

Jordan Stapleton

Jordan Stapleton, 21, was found in the bathroom of his home in Beckhill Close, Meanwood, on Tuesday.

West Yorkshire Police said armed officers executed warrants at three addresses - two in Meanwood and one in Scott Hall - this morning.

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Teenagers aged 18 and 19 from Meanwood were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

Another three people - a 27-year-old man from West Park, a 24-year-old man from Scott Hall and a 22-year-old woman from Meanwood - were arrested yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

They were released without charge for conspiracy to murder but the 27-year-old continued to be held on suspicion of drug dealing.

Mr Stapleton’s son was asleep in the first floor flat when his father was shot and escaped unharmed.