Afterwards Detective Inspector Kenny McDonald said Harris's already lengthy criminal career was 'quite shocking'.Oh, really..?
'It is still rare, but we are mindful that people of Harris's age do seem to be finding an attraction with gangs and guns and knives,' he said.
'It is worrying and we need to try to address this because we shouldn't be having people of his age having access to firearms.'
But he stressed: 'There are lots of terrific young people in London not involved in this, doing the right things, staying out of trouble. He is an exception.'
Rogel McMorris, Jason Brew, and Hector Muiamba
That took me three minutes, DI McDonald. And those are the ones caught and whose names are known - I skipped over all the reports of unidentified youth gang members still waiting your attention for rapes, robberies, knifings, etc.
And I didn't bother to trawl through my own blog, or others who collect reports of these things. If I had, we all know what I'd find, don't we?
So mouth your platitudes to the media with an eye to your career if you must. But don't ever, for one second, think you are fooling anyone...