Drug-dealing Brothers Who Shot Gang Rival Dead Are Jailed For Life
Drug dealing brothers who were caught on camera shooting a gang rival dead in broad daylight have been jailed for life.
Anib Khan, 23, and older brother Harras, 25, murdered Taimoor Zaheer, 20, after a gangland http://www.botcss.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=33575&do=profile&from=space feud in [/news/birmingham/index.html Birmingham] dramatically escalated.
The brothers, who ran a drug dealing operation in Sandwell, got into a row with Mr Zaheer on May 21, Birmingham Crown Court heard.
It is believed the pair were attempting to exert control over their illegal business in the Handsworth area - and had also previously harassed their victim's girlfriend.
The following day, on May 22, the brothers were getting into their car when they saw Mr Zaheer with two friends in his Vauxhall Vectra.
The killer brothers were heard shouting 'What you gonna do?' at him in the street.
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Taimoor Zaheer, 20, was lured to his death by two brothers who shot him through the window of his car
Anib Khan (left) and Harras Khan (right) were attempting to intimidate their victim before Anib shot him dead in Birmingham
Harras Khan was caught on CCTV getting out of the Audi and pulling a shotgun from a van which he gave to his brother
The brothers piled back into the black Audi after shooting Taimoor dead in the car park and leaving him there
Killer Anib Khan was seen on CCTV inside the black Audi before he got out and shot his victim.
He then tried to go on the run but police caught him
Footage showed them gesturing to Mr Zaheer him to follow them as they drove their black Audi away from outside their home.
The two cars were driven to nearby Maxwell Avenue, where Harras unlocked a parked van and pulled out a shotgun despite them being in full view of CCTV.
The brothers then shouted at Mr Zaheer: 'Do you want it?' before Harras handed the gun to his brother, telling him: 'Blast him, do it.'
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Anib then fired at Mr Zaheer at point-blank range through the open window before fleeing with his brother.
Mr Zaheer died at the scene while shooting, Anib tried to flee to Amsterdam but was arrested by police at Dover as he tried to leave the country by ferry.
He was picked out on an ID parade, and was found guilty of murder.
He had previously admitted possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
Harras, who was arrested in Cheshire, was found guilty of the same charges.
Anib's girlfriend Nahima Begum, 24, who drove him to Dover, was found guilty of assisting an offender.
Nahima Begum attempted to help her boyfriend Anib flee the country after he was involved in the killing of Taimoor Zaheer
Taimoor Zaheer, 20, was lured to his death in Handsworth in what it has been alleged was a drugs turf war
Taimoor Zaheer, 20, had previously rowed with the brothers but a court in Birmingham said he had not feared for his life at that point
Detective Inspector Paul Joyce, of West Midlands Police, said: 'This was an appalling act of violence.
'A shotgun brandished and fired in a residential street in broad daylight, resulting in the death of a man.
'Thankfully, we were able to build up a picture of what had happened thanks to extensive CCTV coverage of the area, and were able to circulate Khan's details, which meant he wasn't able to flee the country as planned.
'We might never know exactly why Taimoor Zaheer was killed, but we hope we have managed to give his family some sense of justice now that his killers are behind bars for many years to come.'