– Detective Superintendent Sue Scott, Avon & Somerset Police
This result demonstrates our commitment to tackling not only those who carry and use firearms but those who assist dangerous offenders and try to cover up their crimes.
Rico was an innocent victim caught in the crossfire and it is pure luck that more deaths or injuries did not happen that night. I would like to thank Rico's family whose support has been invaluable in helping to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion.
I hope today's sentencing can offer them some comfort in knowing that these offenders are now behind bars following their tragic loss.
Three men have been jailed for assisting the killers of Rico Gordon who was shot dead in Bristol in July 2011. Sean Youngsam, 26, Courtney Ellis, 28, and Tafari Adams, who is 29, were all sentenced to seven years imprisonment at Bristol Crown Court.
Rico, who was 21, and from London was killed on Stapleton Road, Bristol on Sunday 3 July 2011 after the St Paul's Carnival.Last August Shakah Anderson and Rickel Adams were convicted of his murder and are currently serving life imprisonment.