Shooting victim Jordan Thomas spoke to the defendant accused of playing a part in his murder less than 12 hours before his death.
Caroline Hanson, intelligence and communication analyst at South Yorkshire Police, gave evidence to the jury at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday.
She confirmed that Mr Thomas, pictured, attempted to contact murder accused Jama Ahmed, aged 26, six times on December 20 and in the early hours of the 21st.
He was shot twice in the chest at a set of traffic lights on Derek Dooley Way, Sheffield city centre, later that evening.
Ms Hanson told the court that her job was to identify calls made to and from Ahmed’s phone from December 1 to December 21 when Mr Thomas was shot and killed. He died in hospital.
Records Ms Hanson collected show that a number registered to Jordan Thomas tried to contact Ahmed.
She said: “There are records that a phone registered to Jordan Thomas tried to contact Jama Ahmed on three separate occasions around 9.25pm on the Saturday evening.
“All three went straight to voicemail and were not answered by Ahmed.
Ms Hanson added that two more calls were made by Mr Thomas at 21.57pm and 23.55pm, but again went to Ahmed’s voicemail.
Ms Hanson added that records showed a conversation between the pair ‘took place’ which lasted 37 seconds at 00.49am.
Ms Hanson said that Ahmed used two different sim numbers to contact a range of people. When asked by prosecutor Bryan Cox QC about the number used to buy the Mitsubishi Shogun car allegedly used to track down Mr Thomas, Ms Hanson said that a ‘different number’ was used to contact the seller of the car.
Ahmed, of Broomhall Place, and Asif Yousaf, 33, of Violet Bank Road, both deny murdering Jordan Thomas and attempting to murder Neshaun Ferguson.
Yousaf’s father, Mohammed Yousaf, 61, denies attempting to pervert the course of justice.
The trial continues.