The suspect in a Brixton murder case has claimed, as his main defence, that the victim must have shot himself.
Horace Campbell, 27, is accused of the fatal shooting of father-of-four Devon Scarlett, 34, after allegedly 'disrespecting' him in the Brixton McDonald's restaurant, South London on April 17 last year. Jurors heard that the dispute started at the end of a night out at around 6am.
Scarlett was chased into a dead end, and shot twice and close range. While both defendants admit being present, they say that the victim must have shot himself in his attempt to shoot them. The victim suffered bullet wounds to the thigh and stomach and bled to death from an injury to his femoral artery near his groin.
Witnesses saw all three man ‘wrestling’ in Marcus Garvey Way shortly before hearing shots fired. The case is ongoing.
[Image shows victim, Devon Scarlett]