Teenage killer, 14, named after gunning down schoolboy in sickening attack

A teenager gunman has been named following the lifting of a banning order as Yussuf Mustapha, 14, as he is jailed for life for the murder of a 15-year-old schoolboy.

Keon Lincoln was shot outside his home in Handsworth, Birmingham by Mustapha in an attack that has seen four others also jailed.

Mustapha fired the fatal shot during the gun and knife attack and has been sentenced to life with a minimum term of 16 years at Birmingham Crown Court.

A banning order previously prevented the media from naming Mustapha but this was lifted earlier today.

Keon suffered a horrific attack that lasted up to 40 seconds by a masked gang that murdered him in broad daylight on Linwood Road on January 21.

The victim had been speaking to someone outside his home when he was chased and stabbed eight times with 15-inch knives.

Keon’s mother Sharmaine Lincoln ran out into Linwood Road at 3.35pm after hearing gunshots and held her dying son in her arms while screaming: "He’s only 15."

The court heard how Mustapha stood over Keon and shot him as he lay injured in the street.

Four others were also sentenced today in connection with the murder of Lincoln.

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A 16-year-old from Walsall, West Mids, who cannot be named, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 17 years.

Michael Ugochukwu, 18, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 19 years and Tahjgeem Breakenridge, 18, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 19 years.

Kieron Donaldson was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter after selling the hunting knives used in the attack.

As he sentenced the teenagers, Lord Justice William Davis said: "When a 15-year-old boy is killed in that way the first question anybody asks is 'why?' That question has never been answered.

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"That doesn't mean the murder was motiveless, it simply means neither I nor the jury have any notion as to why."

As reported by BirminghamLive, Keon Lincoln's mum Sharmaine has spoken in a statement read to the court.

The statement read: "I am in a nightmare that I cannot wake up from. A piece of soul has been taken from me. I hear the words his heart has stopped. Then I hear the words: 'I'm sorry, we tried everything we could'.

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"I feel the chill through my veins as I held my boy's ice-cold body. I saw my beautiful boy's body being lowered into the ground."

The statement continued: "Gunshots ring in my ears knowing one of them ultimately ended my son's life.

"I miss my boy so much that it physically hurts. I'm still unable to come to terms with the fact you're gone for good. I can only hope there will come a day when the senseless murder of children will come to an end."

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