Hereford & Worcester

Redditch shooting: Jordan Dee Davis jailed for 18 years

Jordan Dee Davis
Image caption The police said Jordan Dee Davis fired a number of shots

A man has been jailed for 18 years for trying to shoot another man dead in a Worcestershire car park.

Jordan Dee Davis, 27, of Plymouth Road, Redditch, admitted the attempted murder of Mark Bourne when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court.

Mr Bourne was shot in the arm on Nailsworth Road in Redditch in July.

Martin Lindop from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) described it as "a cold blooded attempt to kill in broad daylight in a public car park".

Lee Quirke, 24, from Plymouth Road, Redditch, was sentenced to nine years after admitting assisting an offender, possession of a firearm without a certificate and supplying drugs.

The CPS said Quirke disposed of the car which Davis had used to drive to the car park.

'Good fortune'

The shooting took place about 12:00 BST on 7 July, at a snack van outside the Matalan store in Nailsworth Road, the court heard.

West Mercia Police said Davis pulled the trigger several times before firing a shot which went through one of Mr Bourne's arms and lodged in his chest.

Image caption Lee Quirke disposed of the car that Davis used, police said

Davis was arrested the day after.

The court heard that the shooting followed a drunken row between the men the previous night at a nightclub in Redditch, which had led to a fight.

Det Insp Steve Tonks, from West Mercia Police, said: "Had the weapon not misfired three times, [Mr Bourne] could easily have died.

"In fact the judge said during sentencing that it was only 'good fortune' that had prevented Mark Bourne from being killed.

"It is also fortunate that no-one else was hurt during the shooting which happened in the middle of the day in a busy shopping area.

"The seriousness of that is reflected by the severity of the sentence not only received by Davis but also by Quirke for helping him."

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