Jailed: Driver used in Romario Green drive-by shooting in Sudbury

Murder victim: Romario Green

Murder victim: Romario Green - Credit: Archant

A killer from Wembley who was at the wheel during a drive-by shooting in Sudbury has been jailed for 15 years.

Abdullah Amouri (Met Police)

Abdullah Amouri (Met Police) - Credit: Archant

Abdullah Amouri, 22, of Fishers Way, was driving his silver Ford Focus when passenger Denny De Silva, 23, blasted Romario Green, 20, in the chest at close range in the early hours of July 2 last year.

Mr Green was killed in the Harrow Road, after he argued with a group of men inside the Ford Focus.

Amouri wasn’t tracked down until March last year, but a jury was unable to reach a verdict on a charge of murder and possession of a firearm in October, the Old Bailey heard.

He admitted the lesser charge of manslaughter and possession of a shotgun and was jailed for 15 years on Tuesday.

Judge Mark Lucraft, QC, told Amouri: “It’s clear to me that the undercurrent of this offence was one of drugs and an issue of territory.

“Romario Green was just 20 years old when he died. He lived in Wembley. He had family here and family in Jamaica.

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“The circumstances of this case are difficult but a close family has lost a much loved family member.”

Michael Holland, QC, defending, said Amour “did nothing to use his car as a weapon”

The burnt out wreck of the vehicle was discovered in Luton three days after the killing.

De Silva, 23, who fled to Spain before being extradited for trial in 2015, has already been convicted of murder and jailed for life with a minimum of 27 years before parole.

Associate, Renardo Johnson, 25, of Chaplin Road, Wembley, was jailed for 10 years last November after admitting possession of a shotgun and two counts of perverting the course of justice.

A 16-year-old girl, who cannot be named, is currently awaiting sentence for stashing the gun for a short period under her bed.