A 35-year-old man has been jailed for 16 years following a capturing in Ealing, west London, Metropolitan Police stated yesterday.
John Paul Emeh was on Thursday, 6 June, sentenced to 16 years for possession of a firearm with intent to hazard life and 15 years for part 18 GBH with intent. Each will probably be served concurrently.
Emeh of Sixth Avenue, W10, was additionally positioned on a 21-year licence and given an indefinite restraining order towards the sufferer and witnesses within the case.
The courtroom heard that on 22 July 2018, Emeh was mendacity in look ahead to his sufferer to depart a venue on Western Highway, NW10.
At round 04:30hrs, he noticed the 50-year-old man alongside 4 buddies and confronted him earlier than capturing him within the thigh with a small handgun from his pocket.
Emeh then tried to shoot him for a second time however as a result of a mechanical failure, the gun didn’t discharge. He then fled the scene on a moped.
The sufferer required surgical procedure to his leg and later advised police he had been in a dispute with the suspect over the acquisition of a Range Rover and that he had recognized him solely as ‘Mustafa’ and ‘Yousef.’
Following an investigation led by the Met’s Trident and Space Crime Command, Emeh was arrested on 28 September 2018 and charged as above, earlier than being remanded in custody.
Detective Constable Michael Clinch, who led the investigation, stated: “This was a focused and violent assault and we’re happy Emeh is not on our streets.
“The sufferer on this case was extraordinarily lucky to not endure additional accidents and we hope this sentence supplies him with some closure.”