'Extremely dangerous' Sheffield gunman who shot 63-year-old faces jail

A SHEFFIELD man who left a  63-year-old man with life-changing injuries after breaking into his home and shooting him is facing jail.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 13th December 2016, 3:40 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 12:36 pm
Johnathon McGregor
Johnathon McGregor

Johnathon McGregor, 24, of Kyle Close, Southey Green, was found guilty of section 18 grievous bodily harm, attempted robbery and possession of a firearm, at Sheffield Crown Court today.

McGregor was arrested and charged by police in June, after an investigation was launched following reports that a 63-year-old man had been shot in the abdomen after three men had broken into his home and threatened him.

McGregor was remanded in custody to be sentenced on January 20.

Detective Inspector Paul Wilson who led this investigation has said: “McGregor broke into a vulnerable man’s home and left him with life changing injuries after shooting him totally unnecessarily.

“McGregor did not give a second thought to his victim, who has had to have half of his bowl removed and part of his leg amputated following the injuries he received.

“McGregor is an extremely dangerous man who has now been brought to justice for this most violent of crimes. I hope that the victim, who is still recovering, feels that justice has been done and that the sentencing will help him along his road to recovery, secure in the knowledge that McGregor will not be at liberty for many years to come.

“I wish the victim the very best in his ongoing recovery and would also like to thank the investigating officer in this case, DC Victoria Kenny for her professionalism and tenacity in what has been a difficult investigation with few witnesses so effectively.

“South Yorkshire Police are committed to bringing offenders before the courts and conducting work to keep our residents and communities safe."