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Police investigating the murder of a 19-year-old man in Birmingham are re-appealing for information three years after the incident which led to his death.
Stephon Davidson was a passenger in a car on Ladywood Middleway in Birmingham on 5 August 2008 when he was shot in the neck. He died in hospital almost a month later on 2 September.
Detective Inspector Buck Rogers, who is leading the investigation into Stephon’s death, told Heart,
“Three years have passed but we remain committed to establishing who fired the shots which ended such a young life. The enquiry remains open and I would encourage anyone who knows anything about what happened to come forward.I would reassure you that we can offer the full range of special measures to support witnesses.”
Police are re-releasing a CCTV image of the gunman hanging out of the passenger window of a silver Toyota Avensis, registration number FE03 JXW, as they prepared to attack the car which Stephon was sat in. As well as information on the gunman, police are still keen to trace the Toyota. This vehicle has been used in the Birmingham area and is also believed to have been in the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire area.
Det Insp. Rogers added:
“Three years have passed but our determination to catch Stephon’s killer has not diminished – we need to find this man.”
Today, Friday 5 August, a community fun day event is being held at George Street Park in Lozells, organised by the families of gun and knife crime victims, including relatives of Stephon.
The ‘In Memory Of…’ event begins at 12noon until 9pm and each person will wear a t-shirt with the name and photograph of their loved one on it.
Anyone with information about the murder of Stephon Davidson should contact West Midlands Police on 0345 113 5000 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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