A MAN has been charged with the murder of a "gentle and caring" disabled man shot as he answered the front door.
Clive Spencer, 23, is accused of Chad Gordon's death, after masked men reportedly fired at the autistic man.
He was due to appear today at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court.
Cops rushed to Haringey, North London, after Chad was shot on May 18 at about 8.22pm.
They found him battling for life with a gunshot to the head before he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post mortem examination found he died from a single gunshot wound, with his family being supported by officers.
His friends and family say he was targeted in a case of "mistaken identity".
Chad's mum, Anne Marie Wilson, said: “We are devastated by what has happened, Chad wouldn’t hurt a fly, he was so gentle and caring. If anyone knows anything, then I urge them to contact the police.”
And rapper Chip, previously known as Chipmunk paid tribute to the "gentle giant".
The Mobo awards winner – real name Jahmaal Fyffe – grew up on the same estate as Chad and posted on Instagram: “RIP NEIGHBOOURHOOD CHAD. He was disabled and autistic so would not speak much at all.
'MAKES NO SENSE'
“Just wave and say hey… then pedal bike off with his shy self. We would still play out with him though… normal.
“After a while he was cool with everyone on the estate. Even if he only just waved.
“This one is so f**king sad man. Mistaken identity Head shot you know. Kmt.
“I pray for every single person on my estate that you can try be safe and encourage your families to try to get out of there man how ever you can.
“Just wanted to put my public condolences out for Neighbour Hood Chad and his family.
“School days people used to pick on disabled children and stuff man I used to hate that S**t. So did everyone on my estate… that’s why we all dealt with Chad properly!!!
“Chad wouldn’t even kill insects… dead in cold blood. F***ed up. To Chad’s family I send my deepest condolences. This one makes no sense at all.”
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Partridge, said last week: “Chad was gunned down in his own home for no more reason that he opened his door. How can his family ever come to terms with such a wicked and senseless act?
"I am appealing to the community to come forward, show your support for an innocent man’s family and tell us what you know.
"Chad has been described as a gentle giant, he had autism and there is no reason why anyone would want to hurt him.
"Chad's family have suffered more than is imaginable, do not add to their suffering by shielding those responsible. Please help Chad’s family find answers and justice; call police.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call the incident room on 020 8358 0300, or call 101 quoting CAD 7506/18May, tweet @Met CC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.
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