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Duggan handed gun minutes before police shooting court hears
The man whose death sparked last year's riots was handed a gun just 12 minutes before he was shot by police.
Mark Duggan paid a cab driver to take him to Leyton, east London, to pick up the pistol stashed in a shoebox from his friend Kevin Hutchinson-Foster, jurors heard.
Less than a quarter of an hour later, Duggan, 29, was shot dead by police marksmen after allegedly pulling the weapon on officers.
His death in August last year sparked outcry in the Tottenham community, which spilled over into four days of rioting in the worst outbreak in the last 30 years.
Hutchinson-Foster, 30, denies supplying Duggan with the BBM Bruni Model 92 pistol.
Snaresbrook Crown Court heard the gun had been modified to carry deadly 9mm bullets, one of which was in the chamber when Duggan was shot dead.
'It was at 6.12pm that the minicab was stopped by the police', said prosecutor Edward Brown QC.
'The evidence demonstrates that this was minutes after Mark Duggan had taken his minicab to this defendant and had collected a shoe box containing the gun from him.'
Jurors will be shown phone records of a string of calls between the pair on August 4 last year, as Duggan allegedly took a minicab to a house in Burchell Road, Leyton.
Hutchinson-Foster allegedly handed Duggan a shoebox containing the pistol during a four-minute meeting at the house belonging to the defendant's girlfriend Desire Cox.
Met Police Trident officers had Duggan under surveillance throughout August 4, and were following the cab as it travelled to the alleged meeting.
Shortly after, they decided to try to arrest Duggan during a 'hard stop' of the minicab near to Tottenham Hale tube station.
'The armed police surrounded the cab but as Mark Duggan got out, he was seen to have the gun in his hand', said Mr Brown.
'You will recall the evidence of his fingerprints on the inside of the box and thus having opened the box to get to the gun.
'The police marksmen were in no doubt that this was as dangerous a position as possible - gun in hand - and he was seen to start to bring it round as if to shoot.
'The gun was found to be loaded with a bullet, as you know and as you will see in photographs, he was shot.'
Jurors heard Hutchinson-Foster's fingerprints were on the shoebox and his blood was discovered on the gun itself.
He has already admitted using the weapon days earlier to pistol-whip a man in an east London revenge attack.
He denies selling or transferring a prohibited firearm, which had a barrel less than 30cm in length, to Mark Duggan on a day between 28 July 2011 and 5 August 2011 without the authority of the secretary of state.
The trial continues.