Andre Salmon, 18, was fatally shot by Reagan Konin in Constable Crescent, N15 on 3 July 2023.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams who led the investigation said: “Once again, a young man has lost his life in an act of violence and another family is grieving.

“Reagan Konin claimed that the shotgun went off accidentally but based on the evidence they heard, the jury convicted him of murder.

“There are still a lot of unanswered questions about what happened, and Konin will now have a long time in prison to reflect on his actions. However, nothing will take away the pain that he inflicted last summer.”

Police were called to Constable Crescent at around 17:00hrs on 3 July to reports of an injured man. Officers attended alongside colleagues from the London Ambulance Service and found Andre with a gunshot injury.

Sadly, despite the efforts of emergency services, Andre was pronounced dead at the scene. His family continues to be supported by specialist officers.

Detectives from the Specialist Crime Command launched a murder investigation.

They established that Andre had been travelling on a moped when he was shot by a suspect on Stamford Road. He continued along this road before turning left into Constable Crescent where, due to his injury, his moped collided with a parked car and he collapsed.

A review of CCTV footage identified Konin as a suspect. On 7 July 2023, detectives issued a public appeal naming him as wanted in connection with their investigation. He handed himself in at a police station in Essex the following day.

He told officers that he was delivering a replica shotgun on behalf of a drug dealer. He claimed that he raised the weapon after being concerned for his safety and that it fired accidentally.

This was disputed by officers and the prosecution who believed that Konin was looking to continue his pursuit of another man who he chased with a machete three days before the shooting.

Reagan Konin, 19 (17.12.04) of Victoria Road, N15 was found guilty of murder at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Tuesday, 5 March. He had previously guilty to affray.

Konin will be sentenced at the same court on Thursday, 28 March.

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