These are the faces of two killers who murdered a dad-of-four in a drive-by shooting. Mohammed Haroon Zeb was shot in the head outside his home in Dudley.
The taxi firm manager, known as Haroon, was rushed to hospital, but sadly died later that day. A court heard how his death came following a feud between two families.
Mr Zeb, 39, had only just pulled up outside his home in Queen’s Cross when he was gunned down. Police believe the fatal shot came from a revolver which is yet to be recovered.
But Detectives used social media, phone records and CCTV to help tie Hassan Tasleem and Gurdeep Sandhu to the crime. Tasleem, 25, pulled the trigger while Sandhu, also 25, drove the get-away car just after 12.30am on January 31, 2021.
The pair fled the scene in a Volkswagen Golf which was on false plates and later found in Telford, Shropshire. Mr Haroon was killed following a feud between two families which had seen men mown down by cars and another stabbed to death, police have said.
Mr Zeb was not believed to have been actively involved in the feud, but a follower of what was going on, and the reason he was specifically targeted remains unknown. Tasleem, 25, of Richmond Road, Dudley, and Sandhu, 25, of Blowers Green Road, Dudley, were convicted of murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and perverting the course of justice following a three-month trial at Loughborough Crown Court.
A third man Shamraz Ali, 21, of Tanfield Road in Dudley, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice. All three have been remanded into custody and will be sentenced at a later date.
Detective Superintendent Jim Munro, who led the murder investigation, said: “This was a carefully planned killing, and children have lost their father forever. Nothing can ever take away that pain.
“We can only hope these convictions will take some dangerous men off the streets and the ongoing police work will bring an end to such violence. We’re grateful to the Dudley community who supported us during this investigation.”
A spokesperson for the force added: “This was a tragic killing which understandably caused concern within the community and we’ve been working to ensure there hasn’t been, and won’t be, a repeat.”