Euston shooting: Convictions after Camden church shotgun attack that left two children and four women injured

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The victims were watching doves being released at a church near Euston when a gunman opened fire.

Four men have been convicted following a shotgun drive-by attack outside a church that left six people wounded.

In January 2023 a weapon was fired into a crowd near Euston station. Two children were among the injured.

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On Thursday (February 15) four men were convicted of conspiracy to wound with intent to cause serious harm.

The four men convicted were Tyrell Lacroix, 23, of Dorman Way, South Hampstead; Jashy Perch, 20, of Churchfields Road, Watford; Jordan Walter, 24, of Hilltop Avenue, Brent; Alrico Nelson-Martin, 20, of Griffin Close, Brent.

Nelson-Martin was also convicted of possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger life. Sentencings will take place on April 12.

Police say the perpetrators believed members of a rival gang would be at a memorial service at the church.

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A girl and a woman were left with life-changing injuries after the attack.

Alrico Nelson-Martin, Jashy Perch, Jordan Walters and Tyrell Lacroix.Alrico Nelson-Martin, Jashy Perch, Jordan Walters and Tyrell Lacroix.
Alrico Nelson-Martin, Jashy Perch, Jordan Walters and Tyrell Lacroix. | MPS

Euston church shooting

At around 1.30pm on January 24 2023, police received reports of a shooting outside St Aloysius Church in Phoenix Road, Euston.

Emergency services found four women and two girls, aged 7 and 11, had been injured after a shot was fired from a car into the back of a crowd of people who had turned to view doves being released from the church steps.

They were taken to hospital to be treated. One of the girls was left with a metal pellet embedded in a muscle close to her heart which will have an impact for the rest of her life.

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One of the women was left with serious injuries that have impacted her hearing and balance.

The other victims have recovered from their physical injuries.

The car sped away, leaving a scene of devastation.

Investigation

Police trawled thousands of hours of CCTV footage to piece together the lead-up and the aftermath of the crime.

Police say planning for the shooting began in November 2022 when Lacroix found the black Toyota car that would be used. Hewas part of a gang in north London and believed members of a rival gang would be at the memorial service.

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Over the following weeks, he was in contact with Jordan Walters and Alrico Nelson-Martin, who supplied the sawn-off shotgun.

Days before the shooting, in early January, Lacroix and Walters visited the church to survey the area. Detectives analysed phone location data to prove they were together in the area.

On January 14 2023, Lacroix and Walters were with a third man, Jashy Perch, at his home in Watford. Detectives recovered taxi booking records which proved Martin had gone to the property at around midday to deliver the gun.

A short time later, Lacroix, Walters and Perch left Watford for Euston. They did a number of circuits outside the church before one of them opened fire into the crowd.

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As the mourners were left scared for their lives, the group fled the scene.

CCTV showed them overtaking cars, driving on the wrong side of the road, and jumping a red light during their five-mile north London getaway.

Specialist crime

Detective Inspector Darren Jones, from the Specialist Crime Trident Investigation team, said: "These dangerous men brought unimaginable fear and horror to the streets of London. I am pleased our investigation has resulted in them being convicted.

"They cowardly shot at mourners as they gathered outside a church. The innocent women and girls who were injured will have to deal with the impact of that for the rest of their lives.

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"Our investigation has been extensive and complex. It involved recovering and viewing around 2,000 hours of CCTV and piecing together a significant amount of phone location data to identify those responsible.

"Our Specialist Crime Trident Investigation teams are committed to the Met’s mission to tackle violence against women and girls. This investigation demonstrates our relentless determination to identify dangerous offenders and bring them to justice."