Gunman jailed for life after being convicted of attempted murder

|News, Violent crime

A 24-year-old gunman has today been sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 15 years, after he was found guilty of attempted murder.

On 28 October 2017, Simeon Liburd was at a birthday party where he was involved in a physical altercation with a number of the guests at the house in Kings Norton.

The individuals contacted their family members who visited the owner of the house to remonstrate. While there, the victim entered the house and became aware of a small quantity of cannabis being grown in the bedroom. He proceeded to damage the cannabis plants and growing equipment.

Later that evening, Liburd and other men visited the home of the victim in Winson Green. He was shot by one of them in the left thigh with a single barrel shotgun.

The victim was taken by the emergency services to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was treated for his gunshot injuries.

Following a police investigation, Liburd was identified and arrested. He was found guilty of attempted murder and possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

David Parsons, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “From an initial altercation at a birthday party, Simeon Liburd escalated the situation resulting in him and others, arming themselves with a shotgun and going to the victim’s home.

“His actions resulted in the victim receiving life-changing injuries. The defendant will now have to deal with the consequences of those actions.

“As this case demonstrates, those who use illegal firearms in the West Midlands will be robustly prosecuted.”

Notes to editors

  • David Parsons is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with CPS West Midlands
  • Simeon Liburd's D.o.B. is 4/5/1994

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