A MAN who shot an apparent love rival in a pre-meditated attack outside his Bradford home has been jailed for 14 years.

Jordan Barrett, 22, fired a sawn-off shotgun at Tyrone Khan in Parkway, West Bowling, Bradford, in the early hours of May 20 this year.

Following a trial at Bradford Crown Court, Barrett was cleared of attempted murder but a jury found him guilty on a majority verdict of an alternative charge of wounding Mr Khan with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.

Barrett was also convicted on a majority decision of the possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life, and charges of wounding against Mr Khan’s mother, Lesley Ann Howarth, and his stepfather, Mohammed Hassan.

During the trial, prosecutor Simon Waley told the jury that Barrett had confronted Mr Khan and shouted “you sh***ed my bird” before pulling the gun on him.

As Mr Khan turned and ran, he was said to have been hit by a “spread of pellets” causing injuries to his shoulder, arm, and buttocks.

After he got into his house, Barrett is alleged to have fired at point-blank range at the front door and living room window of the property.

Mr Waley said that Mr Khan and Ms Howarth, who was shot in the arm, had both picked out Barrett as the shooter via video identification.

Barrett had told the jury he could not have been behind the attack as he was elsewhere at the time, working in a garage to help dismantle a suspected stolen car.

His barrister, Abdul Iqbal QC, said Mr Khan had framed Barrett as he was “too scared” to name the real gunman, who he suggested might have been linked to a long-running feud with a gang called “the Leeds Road lot.”

The jury was told that Barrett was also accused of assaulting a man in a separate incident on April 21 in which about £3,000 damage was caused to a Volkswagen Golf owned by Metab Mahboob.

Mr Waley said Mr Mahboob and Husnyn Malik were driving in Pasture Lane, Clayton, Bradford, when they were rammed from behind by four hooded men in a Mitsubishi Colt, one of whom smashed a window of the car with a hammer, leaving Mr Malik with cuts to his arms.

Mr Waley said that forensic examination of the vehicle found Barrett’s fingerprints on a rear window.

The jury convicted him on a charge of affray, but returned not guilty verdicts for offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon, and damage to property.

Following the verdicts, the court heard that Barrett had a “significant” criminal record dating back to 2008, including convictions for robbery, burglary, assault, battery, and dangerous driving.

Mr Waley said Barrett was also due to be sentenced for charges of the possession of an imitation firearm and causing damage to road users.

The offences were linked to an incident on August 2 last year when Barrett was the passenger in a car involved in a high-speed chase with police.

The car hit six other vehicles during the pursuit, with Barrett guilty of throwing items out of the window, one of which, a cannister, hit a passer-by.

At one point, Mr Waley said Barrett leant right out of the car and pointed a “long metallic object” - which turned out to be a warning triangle - at officers, using it in “such a way that it looked like a gun.”

Sentencing Barrett, the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, said he was “somebody who was turning into a die-hard professional”.

He told him: “You are only 22. You realise, don’t you, that to those in authority you are someone who is committed to a life of very serious criminal activity.

“Your antecedent history is deeply troubling. It indicates someone who is seriously at odds with the standards of society.”

Judge Durham Hall said that while he did not overlook the jury’s finding on the “headline charge” of attempted murder, the case fell into the highest sentencing range for wounding with intent.

“Your actions were so incredibly reckless”, he told Barrett.

“They appear to be motivated by his (Khan’s) activities with someone close to you. Whether that is the full picture remains to be seen.

“You lured him to his house. You confronted him, and you were in possession of, I am satisfied, a sawn-off pump-action shotgun.

“You took a weapon to a residential area, there was a significant degree of pre-meditation. You had an intention to commit far more serious harm than resulted.

"Your victim was unarmed in the street outside his home. Mercifully he turned and fled.

"Had he taken a shot to the face, he may not have been so lucky.”