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Stephon Davidson murder: Police make new appeal

Stephon Davidson
Image caption Stephon Davidson died of organ failure after being shot in the neck

Police investigating the murder of a 19-year-old man in Birmingham three years ago are making a fresh appeal for information.

Stephon Davidson was a passenger in a car on Ladywood Middleway on 5 August 2008 when he was shot in the neck.

He died in hospital from organ failure almost a month later on 2 September.

On Friday a community fun day, organised by the families of gun and knife crime victims including relatives of Mr Davidson, will be held.

It will take place at George Street Park, in Lozells.

The "In Memory Of…" event will begin at 12:00 BST and run until 21:00 BST.

'Remain committed'

Each friend and relative will wear a t-shirt with the name and photograph of their loved one on it.

Det Insp Buck Rogers, who is leading the investigation into Mr Davidson's death, said: "Three years have passed but we remain committed to establishing who fired the shots which ended such a young life.

"The inquiry remains open and I would encourage anyone who knows anything about what happened to come forward.

Image caption The picture shows a man hanging out of the passenger window of a silver Toyota Avensis car, which has the registration number FE03 JXW

"I would reassure you that we can offer the full range of special measures to support witnesses."

Police have re-released 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 Mr Davidson was sat in.

As well as information on the gunman, police are still keen to trace the Toyota.

Mr Rogers said the vehicle has been used in the Birmingham area and is also believed to have been in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

He added: "Three years have passed but our determination to catch Stephon's killer has not diminished - we need to find this man."

Anyone with information about the murder of Stephon Davidson is asked to contact West Midlands Police.

Information can also be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers.

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