Residential propety

Prison for two young men who brought gun violence to a residential street

Ryan Gibson and Chakiah Lambert were jailed after the Birmingham attack, which took place in April 2020. Picture: West Midlands Police

Ryan Gibson and Chakiah Lambert admitted to possessing a firearm with intent to instill fear and were jailed at Birmingham Crown Court, with Gibson, of New Heart Road in West Bromwich, sentenced to five years and Lambert, of Bibsworth Avenue in Birmingham, five and -one and a half.

Gibson, 21, had fired twice through the living room window of the Abbey Street North house in Hockley, Birmingham, on the afternoon of April 7, 2020.

He had driven there in a gray BMW with Lambert, 23, around 4:10 p.m. and after Gibson fired those shots, it was Lambert who chased him away.

No one was seriously injured, although a woman who was in the house at the time suffered cuts from broken glass.

Forensic experts found two spent bullets at the scene, one in the window and the other on the living room floor.

Using CCTV footage recovered from the area, officers traced the car to an address on New Heart Road in West Bromwich, where they then arrested Gibson.

Forensic tests on gloves seized from the property showed they contained traces of gunshot residue and a confirmed DNA match to Gibson, while a cellphone seized contained messages that the shooting was in progress. retaliation for a fight Gibson had been in at a nightclub a month earlier.

The weapon has not yet been found.

DC’s Ed Ketterer of Force CID said: “Gibson and Lambert brought gun violence to a residential street in retaliation for a club fight.

“Gibson may have fired the shots, but Lambert also played his part in allowing that to happen, and for that both will now be spending time behind bars.”