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Hooded gunman jailed for over 10 years after shooting

By John Scott | Stourbridge | Crime | Published:

A hooded gunman who shot a man after bursting into a flat has been jailed for more than ten years.

Wolverhampton Crown Court where the case was heard

Jordan Dorrance opened fire as Zahir Munshi tried to rugby tackle the intruder who was threatening to rob the occupants, a judge heard.

The shot from the revolver shattered a bone in the wrist of the have-a-go hero who may suffer from the wound for the rest of his life, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.

Mr Munshi landed on top of the 21 year old and repeatedly punched him until overcome by the pain of his own injury, explained Miss Laura Culley, prosecuting.

Two other people at the address in Vauxhall Road, Stourbridge – Anthony Bresnahan and Ricky Raza – took over the struggle to suppress Dorrance who bit several people in a failed bid to escape before police arrived to arrest him during the early hours.

The victims and gunman were all covered in blood when officers reached the scene, the court heard.

Mr Bresnahan had been ambushed by Dorrance while opening the security door to the flats block following a phone call which claimed a friend was waiting outside, continued Miss Culley.

He was confronted by the hooded gunman who hit him in the face with the barrel of the weapon before frog marching him to the flat where a group of pals had met up after a night out.

The defendant triggered a brawl when he demanded money at gunpoint from those present.

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Dorrance, who had no previous convictions, was on bail after being caught drug dealing. He and Joseph Mason were found with £2,300 worth of drugs and almost £500 cash when police searched the BMW, in which they were the only occupants, after stopping the vehicle in Birches Barn Road, Bradmore, Wolverhampton.

Mr Lee Masters, defending Dorrance from Enville Road, Warstones, said of the gunpoint attempted robbery: “He is unable to explain what happened and why it happened.”

Mr Ekwall Tiwana, said his client, Mason, of Draycott Close, Warstones, had been forced to deal drugs to pay off a debt run up as a result of the defendant’s own addiction.

Mason admitted possession of drugs with intent to supply and was jailed for two years six months.

Dorrance, who was convicted of those offences after a trial but pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm, wounding, attempted robbery and assault during the more recent incident, was sent to prison for a total of ten-and-a-half years by Judge Abbas Mithani QC who commented: “The victims were terrorised by you.”

Mr Munshi revealed: “I am told my arm may never get back to normal. I feel lucky to be alive but still have regular nightmares.”

John Scott

By John Scott
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