Man Guilty Of Fatal Lambeth Shooting
13th January 2016
A man who armed himself with a gun and shot dead another man following a trivial dispute in Lambeth has been sentenced to life imprisonment today (13 January).
The Old Bailey heard how Shaden Cadette (pictured), aged 23 (18.06.92) of Marcella Road, SW9 armed himself with a gun and ammunition and shot the victim Ogarra Dixon, 24, of Brixton on Tuesday, 16 June, 2015.
The two met in Marcella Road, SW9 and following a brief altercation, Cadette produced a gun and aimed it at Ogarra.
Upon seeing the gun, Ogarra fled the scene, managing to narrowly avoid the first shot fired. The second shot however proved fatal, striking him in the back as he ran. Ogarra managed to continue for some time before collapsing in Marcella Road, Brixton.
Police were called at 00:48hrs on 17 June 2015 to reports of a seriously injured man at Kings College Hospital. The man - identified as Ogarra - was pronounced dead at 01:25hrs.
A post-mortem examination held at Greenwich Mortuary on 18 June 2015 found the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the chest.
Enquiries would later establish that Ogarra was driven to hospital in his own car by three men.
Cadette was identified through extensive CCTV enquiries before being traced at a hotel next to Heathrow Airport where he was arrested on 26 June 2015 by detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.
Despite his refusal to cooperate with the investigation and answer any questions, the CCTV and forensic evidence against Cadette proved overwhelming. He was found guilty of murder and will serve a minimum of 27 years.
Detective Chief Inspector Will Reynolds, who led the investigation, said: "I am pleased that justice has been done today. Cadette did what he could to thwart the investigation and may have even been planning to flee the country as he was caught hiding in a hotel next to Heathrow. Although he has never revealed what sparked this fatal confrontation, it is believed to be a petty dispute which has escalated and led to Ogarra's untimely death.
"This case serves as a reminder of the havoc and misery gun crime can bring to the capital's streets. I hope today's verdict goes some small way to helping Ogarra's family and loved ones move on from this awful episode. I would like to thank those who came forward and provided information."