Khadim Al’Hassan of Park Square Barristers secures an acquittal of Isiah Ellis in a double attempted murder instructed by Mr Arshaid Bashir Principal Solicitor at Adam Law Solicitors in Sheffield.Park Square Barristers
At 22.45 hours 01/03/2021 a call was received from ambulance reporting that 2 patients had been shot in the arm and back in the Sheffield area. The police also received information that 2 gunshots had been heard and 3 males has been seen to get in to a 10 plate Vauxhall Astra and drive towards Halfway area of Sheffield. These males were described as 2 ‘half caste’ and 1 white. Firearms officers attended and found the victims conscious, breathing and walking around but with shot gun injuries.
Suspects were named including Isiah Ellis. There was also mention of a red Ford Transit being involved. At 2339 hours Firearms officers sighted the Red Transit. This vehicle was subsequently stopped on the A57 and the occupants were all arrested. At 0350 hours Isiah ELLIS was arrested and It has been established that ELLIS had also arrested earlier in the day in an incident involving a family member of one of the victim and then released some hours before the shootings. This was the likely the catalyst for the shootings as asserted by the prosecution..
One victim Sustained around 40 pellet wounds in the right upper arm and forearm, wrist, hand and fingers, right hip, and right side of chest. Several pellets still embedded including one under nail of right index finger.
The other victim sustained 4/5 pellet wounds to the back.
The defence case was that this was a case of mistaken identity and that whilst he may have a had a motive could not have physically been at the shootings.