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.
– 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.
It's been described as like a scene from the wild west. Two gangs firing guns at each other in a residential street in Bristol.
The shoot out left one man, Rico Gordon, dead. Almost a year on, two men are standing trial for his murder.
It's been described as like a scene from the wild west. Two gangs firing guns at each other after a row in a bar. The shoot out in the early hours of the morning following the St Paul's Carnival left a 21 year old man dead. Two men are standing trial at Bristol Crown Court for Rico Gordon's murder.
Shakah Anderson and Rickel Adams deny the charge. Today the jury is being shown CCTV footage of the men's movements in the lead up to the shooting. More than 100 seperate clips.
Tomorrow they will visit the scene of the shooting close to the Coach House pub in Stapleton Road, in the Easton district of Bristol. The trial is expected to last between five and six weeks.
Community group, Voice in the Community objects to the way St Pauls Carnival is being run and says if the main event happens in Portland Square, it cannot hold its original name.
The carnival, due to be held in July, is one of the country's biggest celebrations of Afro-Caribbean culture. But a community group objects to the way it is being run and that the main events will now be in Portland Square, outside St Paul's itself.
Artistic co-ordinator Julz Davies says he's stepping down because he says local people have not been kept informed.