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Dagenham man found guilty of fatally shooting man in north London

Cameron Robinson mistook the victim for another man (Credit: Metropolitan Police)

A man from Dagenham has been convicted of murdering a man on his own doorstep in north London in a case of mistaken identity. 

Cameron Robinson, 20, of Rainham Road South, and Mason Sani-Semedo shot Chad Gordon in the face as he opened the door to his address in Finsbury Park at 8.20pm on Monday, 18 May 2020. 

Both men fled the scene on a stolen moped, threatening a mother and child with a gun as they did so. 

Emergency services were called to the area but the 27-year-old victim was sadly pronounced dead at the scene at around 9.05pm. 

Chad Gordon has been described as a “gentle giant” (Credit: MPS)

Robinson and Sani-Samedo dumped the moped and set it on fire in the Lea Valley area 30 minutes after the attack.

Detectives later established they had intended to shoot a male who lived next door to Chad as part of a revenge attack for the murder of Jamal Ebrahim in Tottenham earlier that month. 

There had been ongoing tensions between two groups in the area during the days leading up to Chad’s murder. 

Robinson and Sani-Semedo were found guilty of murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life at the Old Bailey on Tuesday, 25 May 2021. They will be sentenced at a later date. 

Three other men on trial for the murder were found not guilty. 

Mason Sani-Semedo (Credit: MPS)

“Chad was a kind person, unassuming, who enjoyed spending his time at a local club that supported people with learning difficulties,” said Detective Inspector Laura Nelson. 

“He was well liked amongst his neighbours. It is deplorable that he lost his life in such a brutal and unnecessary manner.”

Chad’s father, Narson Gordon, said: “Anyone who knew or met Chad would instantly recognise ‘a gentle giant’ with humility to match. The hurt and anguish caused by his evil murder is immeasurable.

“The void left is deeply felt by his aunts, sisters, nephews, nieces, cousins and especially by his 95-year-old grandmother who is still inconsolable.

“It is heart wrenchingly sad that Chad was not allowed to flourish and live beyond the age of 27. I wish this for no parent.”

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