The 21 year old was shot in the head during a gun battle in Bristol
Jury shown CCTV of moments before the shooting
St Pauls Carnival in Bristol is to be dramatically scaled down this year due to lack of cash.
Thousands of people are packing the streets of St Pauls in Bristol for their Carnival today.
The event didn't go ahead last year due to a lack of funding, but this year it's been welcomed back in a big way.
Jane Solomons reports:
Thousands of people are packing the streets of St Pauls in Bristol for the carnival.
This year's procession is on the theme of Migration:
Last minute preparations are underway as Bristol's St Paul's Carnival parade gets set to hit the streets.
Organisers are hoping for a big turnout to today's event after last year's had to be cancelled due to lack of funding.
The stage is being built and traders are setting up today for the St Paul's Carnival in Bristol, which takes place tomorrow.
The annual Caribbean street party has 15 sound systems confirmed to host bands and DJs all day and into the night.
– 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.
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.
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.