Malakai McKenzie murder: Shakir Robinson on trial over shooting

Malakai McKenzie
Image caption Malakai McKenzie, 19, was shot outside a pub in Nottingham in 2012

A man has gone on trial for the murder of a teenager in what prosecutors claim was a gang-related shooting.

Shakir Robinson, of Shortwood Close, Nottingham is accused of killing 19-year-old Malakai McKenzie who was shot in a car outside a pub in April 2012.

Mr Robinson, 27, fled the country but was extradited from the USA last year.

He denies one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder for the victim's brother and cousins who were also in the car at the time.

'Gang warfare'

On Wednesday, the jury at Nottingham Crown Court was shown CCTV footage of four hooded men approaching a car outside The Hubb in Hucknall Road, Sherwood.

One of the men fired up to four shots inside the car.

Image caption Shakir Robinson denies a charge of murder and three of attempted murder

"What you will actually see is the killing of Malakai McKenzie," prosecutor Timothy Spencer QC told the court.

"What you have just seen is the culmination of rivalry between two gangs in the Basford area of this city.

"This is, in effect, a story about gang warfare."

He described the shooting as a feud and vendetta between rival gangs from Old Basford and New Basford and said they had previously clashed in the city.

The man who fired the shots, Cameron Cashin, 21, of Liddington Street, Basford was convicted of Mr McKenzie's murder last year and is serving a 34-year sentence.

Two other men charged with the murder were found not guilty.

The trial continues and is expected to last six weeks.

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