Dante Mullings, left was murdered in a drive-by after the stabbing of Kimani Shaw, 21
A ‘gangster’ was stabbed up to 20 times and ‘left for dead’ in an underpass after pointing a gun at a car, a court has heard.
Kimani Shaw, 21, is on trial for possessing a firearm with two others who were caught up in a 24-hour spate of violate in Birmingham which ended with the fatal shooting of Dante Mullings in May 2019, Birmingham Live reports.
He allegedly aimed the pistol at a Honda but did not fire, and was chased into the underpass near a busy roundabout by the car’s occupants.
They were said to have stabbed him ten to 20 times in the back, shoulder, thigh and calf.
Meanwhile his friend Clark Tsatsy, also on trial, ‘left him for dead’ as he fled on a bicycle, prosecutors said.
CCTV footage captured the next day reveals the moment a gunman in another car unloaded bullets into a Vauxhall Corsa containing Mullings, leaving him with three fatal gunshot wounds.
Four men aged between 19 and 25 were found guilty in February of conspiracy to murder in relation to the incident.
Two of the men, 21-year-old Ihsaann Bernard and Ayuub Mahmoud, 19, visited Shaw while he recovered from his life-threatning injuries in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, jurors were told.
Tsatsy, 19, and Trojay Hardial, are both accused of possessing a firearm as well as conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to possess a firearm.
They were said to have been in contact with all four men and ‘intimately connected’ with what happened between Shaw’s stabbing and the murder.
Neither Shaw or Tsatsy ever told police who was involved in the stabbing and ‘agreements were made to exact revenge’, the prosecution added.
Prosecutors said Shaw and Tsatsy had been cycling on Whitmore Street in the north-west Birmingham at around 5pm.
The prosecutor said: ‘They were involved in an altercation with a vehicle. It wasn’t just any vehicle. It was a car which was driven by somebody that must have recognised them. The altercation and events which followed are shown on CCTV.
Mullings’ murder was said to have been a revenge attack for Shaw’s stabbing (Picture: West Midlands Police)
‘The response of Kimani Shaw and Clark Tsaty was to produce a firearm and advance towards the vehicle.’
The jury heard how Shaw was not able to fire the gun, giving his pursuers ‘the opportunity to regain control of the situation.’
Instead of retreating, the vehicle returned and its occupants chased Shaw and Tsatsy into the underpass of Hockley Circus.
Shaw was taken to hospital in critical condition, although Tsatsy was said to have appeared on CCTV the next day looking uninjured.
Hardial has reportedly been deemed unfit to plead or participate to trial. Shaw and Tsatsy deny the charges, and the trial continues.