Two men have been jailed for life for the murder of Rico Gordon. The 21 year old died after being caught in a shoot-out in Bristol.
The 21 year old was shot in the head during a gun battle in Bristol
Jury shown CCTV of moments before the shooting
– 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.
In an interview with Avon and Somerset Police, Nathan Tull pays tribute to his best friend Rico Gordon, who was murdered in a shoot-out in Bristol. He describes the 21 year old as an "angel on earth" and the "best friend to have".
As two men are sentenced to life for the murder of 21 year old Rico Gordon, who was caught in a shoot-out in Bristol, his mother Anna Gordon talks about how she can never forgive his killers as she will never forget what they have done. She was interviewed by Avon & Somerset Police.
Two men are starting life sentences after being found guilty of murder on a Bristol street.
21-year-old Rico Gordon was shot in the head after being caught in a shoot-out involving Shaka Anderson and Rickel Adams.
Richard Payne reports from Bristol Crown Court.
Two men accused of the murder of Rico Gordon have been found guilty by a jury at Bristol Crown Court.
Shakah Anderson, 31, of no fixed abode, and Rickel Adams, 27, of Neasden, London were found guilty of murder, and jurors also found both men guilty of possessing a firearm.
Adams, who was Rico Gordon's cousin, was also found guilty of two counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Isabell Brant, 19, and Hekekiah Davies, 22, who were also injured in the shooting.
21-year old Rico Gordon from Notting Hill, London was killed on Stapleton Road in the Easton area of Bristol in the early hours of July 3rd last year following the St Paul's Carnival.
He was shot in the head and died instantly.
The jury in the trial of two men charged with the murder of Rico Gordon in Bristol are continuing their deliberations today.
The 21-year-old from London died on Stapleton Road in Easton during a shootout between two rival groups last July. Shakah Anderson and Rickel Adams both deny murder.
The jury in the trial of two men charged with a murder in Bristol is expected back in court to continue its deliberations. 21-year-old Rico Gordon died on Stapleton Road in Easton during a gun battle between two rival groups.
Shakah Anderson and Rickel Adams both deny his murder on July the 3rd last year.
A jury has been taken to the place in Bristol where a 21 year old man was killed in a shoot out between two gangs.
Rico Gordon was shot in the head and died instantly. It happened in Stapleton Road in Easton after the St Paul's Carnival last July. Two men deny murder.