Suspected gangster jailed for 10 years

A suspected Port Elizabeth gangster was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for shooting a man in Govan Mbeki Avenue in Central last year.

Port Elizabeth police spokesman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said Dillon Williams, 22, had been found guilty on charges of attempted murder and the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition by the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Naidu said Williams was arrested after he confronted a man believed to be part of a rival gang and shot him twice before running away on October 12.

“The incident stems from Williams accusing the other man of shooting at another gang member’s house.”

Williams was sentenced to 10 years for attempted murder, of which three years were suspended for five years; six years for the illegal possession of a firearm, and two years for illegal possession of ammunition.

The two-year sentence will run concurrently with the six-year sentence, of which three years will run concurrently with the attempted murder sentence.

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