Mugshot released of Birmingham gunman who shot dead Tyrone Dorsett near St Andrews Stadium

Damaine Sculley who has been convicted of murdering Tyrone Dorsett
Damaine Sculley who has been convicted of murdering Tyrone Dorsett

A man has been found guilty of shooting dead Tyrone Dorsett after arranging to meet him at a Birmingham car park near St Andrews Stadium.

Police say the purposes for this meeting are “unknown but likely to involve serious criminality” as it was arranged by inmates using phones in their cells.

Damaine Sculley, aged 30, from Great Barr, has been found guilty of murder following a trial which lasted nearly four weeks at Birmingham Crown Court. He will be sentenced on December 21. His fellow defendant Milton Williams, aged 41, from Tipton, was found not guilty of murder.

Tyrone Dorsett
Tyrone Dorsett

What happened before Tyrone Dorsett was killed?

Tyrone, aged 20, was shot dead in a small residential car park on South Holme in Bordesley Green, shortly after midnight on 15 April 2018. He had driven his Volkswagen Golf along with two of his friends from Telford to the meeting point - just behind some flats next to Birmingham City Football Club.

There they met Sculley and two other men, one who has never been identified. Within minutes of arriving at the car park Tyrone was shot dead by Sculley as he sat in the driver’s seat of his car. He was shot twice from behind at point blank range with a self-loading pistol.

Sculley stopped using mobile phones shortly after the shooting, but police recovered a glove from the scene and DNA from inside was linked to him. He was also forensically linked to the Golf, but accepted during the trial that he had sat in the vehicle while maintaining he was not responsible for shooting Tyrone. Sculley was arrested in September last year and taken into custody. Police trawled through hours of CCTV footage which tracked Sculley and the two other men round the area to the scene.  Shortly after midnight three men were seen running from the direction of South Holme towards Lower Dartmouth Street, the group split as they ran away returning together in the area of Witton Street.

‘The loss Tyrone Dorsitt’s family will last a lifetime’

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Jobson, senior investigating officer, who led the investigation, said: “The investigation into the murder of Tyrone Dorsett has been long, complex and challenging.

"The underlying motivation of all those who have worked on this case over the past five years has always been to identify those responsible for Tyrone’s death and secure justice for him and his family.  “Tyrone had travelled to Birmingham from his home in Telford. He travelled with friends to the location and for reasons unknown he was shot at point blank range whilst sitting in his car.  Whilst the conviction of Damaine Sculley brings an end to the police investigation and some closure for the family of Tyrone, it is acknowledged that the pain they feel at the loss of Tyrone will last a lifetime and our thoughts remain with them.”