Moment gunman repeatedly shot at drugs gang rival in broad daylight in Birmingham street before he was arrested in his PANTS two days later
- Mickelle Sharp shot at a gang rival three times during a dispute in Birmingham
- Sharp, 33, initially ran away, before turning and hitting his victim with one bullet
- Police traced him to his flat and arrested him while he was wearing just his pants
- Inside they found more than 100 wraps of crack cocaine, heroin and £16k in cash
- He has now been jailed for 21 years after admitting to multiple charges in court
This is the shocking moment a gunman repeatedly shoots at a gang rival in broad daylight before being arrested in his pants.
Mickelle Sharp had fired a handgun three times at a man, hitting him once, as a dispute over drugs erupted into violence on the streets of Birmingham.
Police would track the 33-year-old to a flat in the city, before arresting him while he was wearing nothing but his pants.
Inside they would find a trove of drugs and cash, as well as the gun itself in his car. He has now been jailed for more than two decades as a result.
CCTV footage shows Sharp turning around and shooting at the man in a Birmingham street, before running after him
The 33-year-old was arrested by police while he was wearing just his pants after they traced him to his flat
CCTV footage shows Sharp initially running away from his victim down Camp Lane in Handsworth, before turning around and firing at the man who ducked down behind a wheelie bin.
Gun shots can be heard as Sharp fires two more times at the man who scrambled into a car and sped away.
Sharp can be heard shouting at the man: ‘You think you’re a bad boy, yeah!’ before opening fire and screaming: ‘Come back!’
Incredibly, the injured man was shot through the arm and made a miraculous recovery following the shooting on August 3 last year.
Sharp has now been jailed for 21 years after admitting to possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and drugs supply
Detectives from West Midlands Police identified Sharp as the shooter and traced him to a flat in Aspen Close, Acocks Green, Birmingham.
Police bodycam footage shows officers arresting a half-naked Sharp at the flat two days after the shooting.
Sharp shouts through the letterbox: ‘Officers?’
A cop replies: ‘Hello, armed police. I want you to slowly open the door with your hands up and nothing in your hands okay?’
Sharp, wearing just his pants with a towel over his shoulder, is then seen opening the door and walking out with his hands up before being arrested.
The officer tells him: ‘Walk towards me, keep your hands there. Okay, stop and turn around.’
Sharp then confirms his name before officers search the flat.
They find more than 100 wraps of crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis plus around £16,000 in cash.
Police also searched a car used by Sharp which contained a black handled revolver which had three bullets missing.
Police found the black-handled handgun Sharp used hidden in his car, while they found £16,000 in cash in his flat
Sharp admitted possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and drugs supply.
He was jailed for 21 years at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday, April 6.
Detective Sergeant Matt Dyer said: ‘This was a reckless discharge of a firearm in broad daylight in a busy street; innocent pedestrians or motorists could easily have been caught up in this and seriously injured.
Detective Sergeant Matt Dyer, of West Midlands Police, said: ‘This was a reckless discharge of a firearm in broad daylight in a busy street; innocent pedestrians or motorists could easily have been caught up in this and seriously injured’
‘It’s clear there was some kind of bad blood between these two and we suspect its drug related.
‘The victim was very lucky to escape serious injury and we could easily have been looking at a murder case.
‘We initially charged Sharp with attempted murder but a plea of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life was accepted by the Crown and the police.
‘Anyone that is in the business of dealing drugs in our communities can expect to be proactively targeted and those who go on to actively use deadly firearms can expect to receive lengthy prison sentences.’