Man jailed for 15 years for shooting nightclub bouncer


Jerome Marshall, 27, was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment today at Woolwich Crown Court. He was found guilty in August of wounding with intent, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of a prohibited firearm. He pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Lee Ingham, CPS London Crown Advocate, who was the advocate at trial said: "This was an unprovoked and cowardly act of violence.

"On 2 March Marshall shot his victim in retaliation for being thrown out of a nightclub in Clapham less than an hour earlier.

"Thankfully the victim was not as badly hurt as he might have been but the situation could have been a lot worse.

"Firearms have the potential to destroy lives and cause serious injury, not just to their intended targets but to other innocent bystanders.

"CPS London is committed to working with its police partners to tackle the menace of gun crime."