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Life for man who shot 22-year-old

David Kerr
Mr Kerr was shot three times near George's flat

A man has been jailed for life for shooting dead a 22-year-old in north-west London.

Ashley George, 24, from Harlesden, shot David Kerr three times in the stairwell near his flat in October 2006.

Neighbours told Southwark Crown Court that they had seen Mr Kerr, from Harrow, in a "drunken and confused" state shortly before his death.

George was found guilty of murder and possession of a firearm and cannabis, and sentenced to a minimum of 27 years.

'Great son'

Mr Kerr died at the scene of the early morning shooting on 14 October 2006.

George was given a life sentence for murder, and sentenced to five years for possession of a firearm and two years for possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Outside court David's mother Leinne Kerr described him as "a great son".

"He was reliable and was always there for me, he loved me so much, he would not allow anyone to disrespect me," she said.

Det Supt Scott Wilson said: "David was in the wrong place at the wrong time and paid with his life. He didn't deserve to die in such circumstances."

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