Sugar Lounge shootout: Video shows Kevin Powell shooting Michael Smith

15:32 21 September 2012

Kevin Powell, jailed today for his part in the shootout outside the Suger Lounge, shot Michael Smith at point blank range.

Kevin Powell, jailed today for his part in the shootout outside the Suger Lounge, shot Michael Smith at point blank range.

Archant

This video shows Kevin Powell shooting Michael Smith at point blank range during an early morning shootout outside the Sugar Lounge in Forest Gate.

Michael Smith was jailed today for his part in the shootout outside the Suger Lounge.Michael Smith was jailed today for his part in the shootout outside the Suger Lounge.

Both men were today jailed for 34 years each - Smith for double murder and Powell for attempted murder.

Smith, 28, unemployed, of Canning Town, was found guilty of murdering Eugene Brown, 27, and Patrick Ford, 36. He was given two life sentences at the Old Bailey with a minimum term of 34 years.

Powell, 37, a student, of Harlesden, was found guilty of attempting to murder Smith, following a retrial, and jailed for 34 years.

They were also each given concurrent 10-year terms for possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Nana Oppong, 32, a cleaner, of Stratford, was previously cleared of murder and a firearms charge after two juries failed to reach verdicts. He was jailed for two years after being found guilty of perverting justice.

Mr Brown and Mr Ford were gunned down outside the club in Katherine Road, Forest Gate, east London, at 6am on May 29 2010. Smith shot them despite being surrounded by party-goers who spilled out on to the pavement after shots were fired into the ceiling of the club below a pub.

He was later dumped at the doors of a hospital and recovered despite being shot six times including once in the head.

At least 24 bullets were fired at him, some becoming embedded in houses and one going through a living room window.

Related articles

Latest Crime news

Friday, May 27, 2016
A man in his sixties stabbed in the face 'with a pair of scissors' this morning (Picture: Getty)

Scotland Yard say they have arrested someone after a man was viciously stabbed in the face with a pair of scissors in west London.

Friday, May 27, 2016
Michael Purcell has been jailed for life

A Cricklewood steelworker who murdered his lesbian flatmate showed his hatred of her sexuality by mutilating her genitals it has been revealed today.

Friday, May 27, 2016
Police said men fired shots at a car in Armitage Road in Greenwich (Picture: Street View)

A young man was rushed to hospital last night after he was shot at ‘while in his car’ on a Greenwich street, Scotland Yard said.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Armed police will patrol Brent

Armed police will be patrolling the streets of Brent following an increase in shootings in the borough.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
The mystery girl was found wandering in  the evening in Daleham Gardens

Police are trying to trace an 11-year-old girl who was discovered wandering in the street in her pyjamas saying she had run away from home.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Operation Viper will see more armed police on London's streets  (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Armed police patrols will target gun crime hotspots across the capital after a rise in the number of shootings, as Scotland Yard says there are more guns on the streets.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Read more
Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport