A 32-year-old man was last night being questioned in connection with the death of a DJ who was stabbed outside a club in Hockley.
The man, from the Druids Heath area of Birmingham, was arrested on suspicion of the murder of Marlvin Jiro in the early hours of a Saturday morning. Officers were continuing to question him about Mr Jiro's death last night. The news came as Mr Jiro's wife paid tribute to her husband.
Mr Jiro was stabbed to death in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday during a night out at the Gem Club, in Branston Street, Hockley.
His death was a double blow for his family who were still struggling to get over the death of his sister in Zimbabwe, who died in October following illness.
The 26-year-old had been building up an international reputation as a DJ and was preparing to play a gig in Chicago just days after he was murdered.
His wife, Danai, who is pregnant with their second child, described her husband as a "gentle, fun-loving man".
She said: "Marlvin was a gentle, fun-loving man who lived for his music and entertaining people. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends in this country and abroad.
"In the UK he leaves a w ife, a twin sister Maryline, but the saddest loss of all will be to his nine-year-old daughter Yevai, who will not see her father again, and to his unborn child. Both have been robbed of the opportunity to know their father.
"We ask any person who can assist the police to come forward with any information which will help us to understand why Marlvin's life was cut short in this way and find the persons responsible."
Officers are still appealing for witnesses to contact them after Mr Jiro died as a result of a stab wound to his chest following an incident at about 3.45am.
* Anyone with information or who was in the area at the time can call officers at Steelhouse Lane police on 0845 113 5000 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.