The footage shows the Shogun accelerating, hurling Johnson against a wall and being partially decapitated, killing him instantly.
Johnson’s friend, Dwayne McPherson, then took out a gun and fired several rounds at Nankani, but only one bullet struck him in his right shoulder and he survived. He climbed out of the passenger door and ran to a roundabout where he flagged down a police car. McPherson, 28, was convicted of attempted murder and will be sentenced on September 10.
"What you did must have involved a degree of premeditation. It was a targeted revenge attack on a crowded public street when people were leaving the club to go home. You waited and you used your vehicle as a lethal weapon in the streets," Judge Stephen Kramer was quoted as saying by the Belfast Telegraph.
After the verdicts the victim's mother, Joyce Johnson, said to the Daily Mail: “I cannot find words to explain the loss of my baby. He was 25-years-old at the time of his death and had his whole life in front of him.”
She said her son had a fiancee, Charlene, and a 10-month-old daughter, Skye, at the time he was killed. “Skye refuses to talk as a result of Gary's death,” she said. “She had a very close bond with her father and whenever he walked through the door she would always go straight to him.”