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Rico Gordon an 'innocent victim'

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.

– Detective Superintendent Sue Scott, Avon & Somerset Police

Three jailed for assisting killers of Rico Gordon

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.



Two men found guilty of Rico Gordon murder

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.

Jury out in Rico Gordon murder trial

Rico Gordon died during a shoot-out between rival gangs Credit: ITV West

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.

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