A gunman caught using facial mapping techniques has been jailed for 25 years.
Chad Greatbatch shot a man in the chest at point blank range in a suspected drugs patch dispute last July.
West Midlands Police digitally compared his features with CCTV to prove it was him that pulled the trigger.
21-year-old Greatbatch shot his victim who was in a parked car on Tiveryon Road in Selly Oak.
The bullet passed through the driver's door window and hit the 27-year-old man in the shoulder. It then travelled through his chest and lodged under skin on his neck. Doctors said he was lucky to survive.
Greatbatch fled the scene but was stopped by police four days later as he drove down Bristol Road in Edgbaston. Officers found a loaded revolver in the foot-well of the car.
He was given a six-and-a-half-year jail sentence last September for possessing a firearm and drugs supply. Later, detectives used facial mapping techniques, alongside other evidence to link Greatbatch to the CCTV of the man shooting the pistol.
After initially denying attempted murder, he went on to enter a guilty plea. Today he was jailed for 25 years at Birmingham Crown Court. The sentence will run consecutively to his current jail term which means he faces more than 30 years behind bars.