A 28-year-old man has been found guilty of manslaughter yesterday (June 9) at the Old Bailey after he shot dead his former friend in Hackney last September.
Christopher Erunse shot Moses Fadairo, 25, on Chatsworth Road, Clapton, after they had a falling out. Erunse was also found guilty of illegal possession of a firearm.
Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to Chatsworth Road at 1:14pm on September 26 2015 where Fadairo was found dead at the scene.
Erunse was arrested onboard a plane to Amsterdam at Birmingham International Airport as he attempted to flee the country.
Erunse claimed self defence after Fadairo stabbed him in the leg. Erunse proceeded to bring out a handgun and shot twice, hitting Fadairo in the chest.
Another man involved in the attack, Bradley Wynter, 25, from the Pembury Estate, Hackney, had previously pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm.
Wynter helped Erunse with his escape. He also took possession of the handgun used in the attack, which has not been found.
Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Packer, of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “This case began with two long-term friends falling out with each other. Whilst it may never be clear what led to this breakdown, the subsequent animosity grew into violence and resulted in a man losing his life.
“It was nothing short of a miracle that members of the public going about their daily business were not killed or badly injured during this incident. I want to reassure the community in and around Chatsworth Road, and London as a whole, of the Met’s commitment to tackle violence involving firearms and make Londoners feel safe in their communities.”
Erunse and Wynter are to be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Wednesday June 15.