(MERSEYSIDE, Liverpool.) Court Report: David Ball who used a crossbow to shoot dead Lee Atkins on a Merseyside street has been found guilty of murder on Thursday, he will be sentenced on Nov.11: #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Nov.07: The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that David Ball, 50, fired a fatal shot at Lee Atkins, 38, on Monfa Road in Bootle, in the early hours of 6 May 2019: The two men knew each other and had spent much of the previous day together: By the early hours of May Bank Holiday Monday, the atmosphere had turned nasty: The men argued and fought together and the row then spilled out on to the street: David Ball owned a crossbow which he had stored earlier in the day in the loft of a house on Netherton Road, Bootle: As the mood between the pair deteriorated, Ball went back inside, went into the loft took the crossbow, loaded it and fired a shot at Lee Atkins: The bolt penetrated Mr Atkin’s abdomen and caused extensive internal bleeding. Despite the efforts of local neighbours, police officers, paramedics and medical staff, tragically, Mr Atkins died at Aintree Hospital a few hours later:

“ Today, 7 November 2019, a jury at Liverpool Crown Court found David Ball guilty of murder but acquitted him of two unrelated incidents of robbery and affray. He will be sentenced on 11 November 2019 “

Senior Crown Prosecutor Victoria Colvin of CPS Mersey-Cheshire said: “This was a senseless attack on a completely defenceless man. To shoot someone with a crossbow at close range as a result of a squabble cannot begin to be justified: “The use of a weapon like that on a suburban street is totally unacceptable. David Ball has been found guilty of one of the most serious offences in the criminal justice system and will no doubt have a long jail term to come to terms with what he has done: “The Crown Prosecution Service has brought David Ball to justice and we would like to extend sincere condolences to the family of his victim.”

#AceNewsDesk reports …………..Published: Nov.07: 2019:

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