Leyton: Gunman guilty of shooting dead barber in row over a girl


gunman who killed a barber at an east London snooker corridor in a row about a lady has been convicted of homicide.

Kosovan-born Jeton Krasniqi, 27, fired a minimum of 4 occasions at Grineo Daka simply earlier than 3am on July 7, 2019.

Mr Daka, 27, who labored at Celebrity Barbers in Manor Park, was hit as soon as in the chest, stumbled downstairs and collapsed in the doorway of Phoenix Snooker Club, Leyton.

The sufferer had been concerned in an argument over a girl the evening earlier than on the similar venue, the Old Bailey heard.

Mr Daka had gone again to debate this when Krasniqi attacked him.


His 21-year-old pal was shot in the foot earlier than the attacker fled. Fortunately, he was taken to hospital the place the bullet was eliminated.

Paramedics arrived quickly after however have been unable to save lots of Mr Daka who died on the scene

Victim Grineo Daka, 27, was hit as soon as in the chest / Instagram

Jurors heard a regular evening on the venue with folks taking part in snooker, consuming and socialising was shattered when the battle broke out.

The gun was smuggled inside by Krasniqi’s countryman Liridon Saliuka, 29, utilizing two plastic baggage which have been later recovered from the scene and located to include his fingerprints and gunshot residue.

Describing the sooner incident, prosecutor Lisa Wilding QC instructed the courtroom: “Grineo Daka had been in the snooker membership the evening earlier than he was shot dead – so the night of July 5 into 6.

“He had develop into concerned in an altercation between his pal and one other male over a girl which led to heated phrases and Mr Daka hitting that male with a bottle.

Pistol used to kill Grineo Daka / Crown Prosecution Service

“However, it ended moderately amicably as Mr Daka apologised they usually shook arms.”

Following a trial on the Old Bailey which concluded on Tuesday Krasniqi of Dagenham, east London, was convicted of homicide and wounding with intent.

Co-defendant Edison Brahimi, 30, was convicted of two counts of perverting the course of justice for driving Krasniqi away from the scene and staying away from his Camden house in an try to frustrate the police investigation.

Samantha Yelland, from the Crown Prosecution Service, mentioned: “This was a mindless and brazen homicide in the center of a snooker corridor stuffed with greater than 50 folks. Gun violence in the capital has devasted one more household.

“Jeton Krasniqi fired at his sufferer who was unarmed and died on the scene. Edison Brahimi who was with Krasniqi on the time made certain their tracks have been lined by driving them away from the membership.

Edison Brahimi, 30, was convicted of perverting the course of justice for driving Krasniqi away from the scene / Metropolitan Police

“The prosecution case included CCTV footage displaying Krasniqi throwing the gun used in the homicide over a balcony earlier than fleeing. Police have been capable of get better this gun intact simply two gardens away. A search of the membership additionally led to the invention of a bottle of Corona beer with Brahimi’s fingerprints on it – making it clear that he had been there.

“Our ideas stay with the household and buddies of Mr Daka presently.”

Saliuka, of no mounted abode, was charged with homicide however died in jail on January 2 final 12 months.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wrigley, of the Specialist Crime Command, mentioned: “Grineo Daka was lured to the snooker membership that evening, earlier than his life was taken in an act of reckless violence.

“Today, we’ve got seen the person accountable convicted of his homicide.

“Krasniqi went to the membership 24 hours after an argument in order to hunt revenge, making certain that one of his buddies introduced a firearm with him.

“The membership had about 50 folks in it that evening, and it is just by pure luck that extra folks weren’t injured or killed.

“Krasniqi’s intent that evening is sort of apparent.

“He was carrying gloves on a summer time’s evening, clearly hoping to stop his fingerprints from being discovered on the homicide weapon.

“However, unbeknownst to him, his actions after the homicide have been captured on CCTV.”

DCI Wrigley mentioned a fourth man stays excellent and enquiries are ongoing to find him.

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