Boy, 14, and three other teens guilty of murdering schoolboy, 15, who was stabbed & shot in ambush

A 14-YEAR-OLD gunman and three other teens have been found guilty of murdering a schoolboy.

Keon Lincoln, 15, was killed in Handsworth, West Midlands, in broad daylight in January.


The boy was allegedly stabbed and shot during a "brutal" 30-second ambush attack near his home.

It is understood the victim was shot in the stomach before he was knifed and left bleeding in the street.

The suspects fled the scene in a white Ford C-Max, which crashed into a house a short distance away.

Four teens, aged 14 to 18, were today found guilty of his murder at Birmingham Crown Court.

Jurors are still considering a charge of murder against a fifth defendant.

The 14-year-old, from Birmingham, who cannot be named because of his age, stood with his hands clasped and showed little emotion as he was unanimously convicted.

A 16-year-old, from Walsall, whose identity is also protected by a court order, was found guilty of murder after being caught on CCTV armed with a large knife.

Tahjgeem Breakenridge, 18, from Balsall Heath, and Michael Ugochukwu, 18, of Edgbaston, were also found guilty of murder after 15 hours and 50 minutes of deliberations.

The 14-year-old was also convicted of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life while the 16-year-old, Breakenridge and Ugochukwu were all convicted of having an offensive weapon.

Jurors will resume their deliberations on 18-year-old Kieron Donaldson, who denies murder, tomorrow.

CCTV of the incident shows the gang with their hoods up so their faces could not be seen.

Prosecutor Michael Burrows QC told the court: "The CCTV shows one of the individuals had a gun and shot at Keon Lincoln twice.

"One of the shots hit Keon Lincoln in the stomach and caused fatal injuries."

He added: "He [Keon] was shot at whilst he was on the ground. Still, the group continued to attack him, stabbing and hacking at him with large knives."

Following his "senseless" death, Keon's grieving family paid tribute to the teen.

They said in a statement at the time: "Keon was a fun loving 15-year-old who was full of life and love for his family and friends.

"He had an infectious laugh that lit up the room whenever he was in it."

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