Detectives reopen murder inquiry

Detectives investigating the murder of a Birmingham man eight years ago, say they have reopened the inquiry following new evidence which has come to light about the incident which led to his death.

Stephon Davidson, aged 19, was shot on 5 August 2008 while travelling as a passenger in a car along Monument Road in Ladywood.

He suffered a gunshot wound to his neck and died from his injuries in hospital almost a month later.

(Stephon Davidson)

Despite extensive enquiries over the past years, no-one has yet been charged in connection with Stephon’s death.

However, following new information, police are carrying out a number of enquiries into the shooting and are urging anyone who hasn’t spoken to officers to contact them.

Detective Superintendent Mark Payne, Head of Homicide, said: “Eight years have passed since Stephon’s death but we remain resolutely committed to establishing who fired the shots which ended such a young life.

“Stephon was a back-seat passenger in a Citroen Saxo, which was chased and shot at by at least two men in a silver Toyota Avensis as it drove along Monument Road in Ladywood in August 2008.

“A number of shots were fired from the car, one fatally injuring Stephon.”

He added: “Investigations into his death have continued over the years; but as a result of some significant new information being given to officers, we are now re-opening the case and appealing for anyone who may have been scared or reluctant to talk to police to do so and finally bring some closure to Stephon’s family.

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

Anyone with information about the murder of Stephon Davidson should contact West Midlands Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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