Case: Shot dead in recording studio: David Robinson
David Robinson
Case unsolved
Status: Unsolved
Categories: Uncategorised
Case synopsis:

David Robinson, 25, was shot dead at the Big House 101 recording studio in Hornsey Rise on 20 August 2016.

He suffered four bullet wounds to the top of his head, the back of his neck, his upper right back and to the right side of his chest.

A fifth shot, which was fired from inside the studio but did not hit Mr Robinson, passed through a window and lodged in metal trunking on the other side of the street.

Police were called to the scene in Sunnyside Road shortly before 9pm.

Mr Robinson, also known as Dawood, of Islington, was found lying injured inside the studio and was taken to hospital.

He was pronounced dead at around 12.10am and a post-mortem gave cause of death as gunshot wounds.

Firearms experts concluded the weapon may have been a Smith and Wesson revolver.

The case remains unsolved.

On 1 February 2018 a reward of £20,000 was offered by the Metropolitan Police for information leading to the prosecution of those responsible.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams of the Homicide and Major Crime Command said: "A significant reward is being offered for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for Dawood' s murder. It has now been nearly 18 months since Dawood was fatally wounded and his family are still waiting for answers.

"Over this period of time, people's allegiances may have changed and those who were initially not comfortable speaking to police may now feel in a position to do so."

On 16 February 2018 the inquest at the Old Bailey returned a verdict of unlawful killing.

The court heard police attempted to bring charges against the manager of the studio, Aaron Williams, but the Crown Prosecution Service decided there was not enough evidence.

Mr Williams refused to answer questions at the inquest and three other witnesses at the studio claimed they did not see the gunman. 

The victim's friend Teshan Lewis also refused to give a statement to police.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3775. To give information anonymously Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or at

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