Four men have been found guilty of murder and manslaughter following a fatal shooting in Bow.
The men were all found by a jury to have played a role in the death of 41-year-old Brenton Roper last year.
– Mohammed Shaid, 27 ( of Arrow Road, E3 was found guilty of murder.
– Monzur Ahmed, 27 of Whitethorn Street, E3 was found guilty of manslaughter.
– Foyzur Rahman, 28 of Beveridge Mews, E1 was found guilty of manslaughter.
– Shah Mohammed Habibur Rahman, 28 of Longbridge Road, Dagenham was found guilty of manslaughter.
They will be sentenced at the same court on Monday, 23 July.
Detective Inspector Dan Setter, from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “This was a brazen attack in a residential street in broad daylight, which involved shooting a man in the back, stabbing him and chasing him down the street. The defendants sought to portray this as self-defence and an accidental shooting, which the jury have clearly seen through.
“Mr Roper’s death stemmed from a dispute over the suspects’ involvement in drug dealing; an activity, which was taking place in the street where Mr Roper lived, which he deplored. After the attack, the suspects then made several coordinated efforts to evade police, including fleeing the country. Detectives used all the tools at their disposal to arrest and bring all four to justice.
“It takes courage to give evidence against local drug dealers. I would particularly like to thank all the witnesses who were willing to give evidence as it is difficult for us to do our job without them.”
Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 16:29hrs on 13 May 2017, to reports of a seriously injured man on Eagling Close, E3.
Officers and London’s Air Ambulance attended the location where they found Brenton Roper suffering from gunshot and stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at 17:37hrs.
A post-mortem examination held on 16 May 2017 at Poplar Mortuary gave the cause of death as death as gunshot injuries.
It was established that Mr Roper had been approached from behind by two men, was shot in the back and stabbed five times.
Officers discovered that the victim had been involved in an argument at approximately 15:45hrs with a group of men who were sitting in an Audi. The men included Foyzur Ahmed, who Mr Roper believed to be dealing drugs.
Subsequent CCTV enquiries led officers to a black Volkswagen Golf – owned by Shaid – which was seen driving around the area and parked on Rounton Road shortly before the murder. Two men in hooded tops, confirmed to be Shaid and Shah Rahman, were filmed walking towards Eagling Close.
A short time later, the cameras captured the same suspects running away from the scene of the murder.
Their movements were tracked to Bromley High Street in Newham where cameras again picked up a dark coloured Audi, consistent with the car that had been seen earlier in the day.
It was later established that Shaid and Shah Rahman had left the country the day after the murder.
On 24 June 2017, officers arrested Shaid, Ahmed and Foyzur Rahman on suspicion of murder. They were taken to a west London police station for questioning.
The three men were all charged with murder three days later.
Enquiries continued and Shah Rahman was arrested on 6 September 2017 having been on the run from police for approximately three months in a determined effort to evade justice. He was charged with murder the following day.
Shaid sought to frustrate justice still further and admitted supplying two false defence case statements which caused the first trial to be abandoned.