New footage showing two cars used in the murder of a man shot dead in Birmingham has been released today as detectives launch a new appeal to catch his killers a year on.
Anthony Sargeant, aged 33, was shot at from a car in Rickman Drive, Lee Bank just before 9.45pm on Saturday 25 August, 2018.
He was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound, but sadly did not survive the injury and died six days later. A post mortem examination confirmed he died of a gunshot wound.
While 11 people have been arrested on suspicion of offences including murder and conspiracy to murder, no-one has yet been charged.
Speaking at the time, Anthony’s family said: “Our family and the whole community are devastated by our tragic loss. He was the light and soul of our family and the wider community. How do we go on without our superhero? Life will never be the same." A huge amount of work has gone into examining CCTV, speaking to witnesses and piecing together the night’s events over the past year. Officers are now ready to release the footage in a hope that it will jog people’s memories.
Detectives are still trying to find the handgun, and are are also appealing for information about two cars believed to have driven the killers to the scene of the shooting. They are seen in the Broad Street area of the city centre in the moments after the shooting.
The red Mercedes A Class saloon has never been traced. The stolen vehicle, displaying the false registration plate KP67 CLU, is seen on CCTV released for the first time today, along with a white BMW X1 which was later recovered.
Det Insp Hannah Whitehouse, leading the investigation, said: “Nearly a year has passed since the murder of Anthony Sargeant, but our resolve to bring to justice those responsible for his death is as strong as ever.
“A huge amount of work has gone on to recover CCTV, and identify witnesses, but we have not yet had the breakthrough that we need to get justice for his family.
“There are people out there who know exactly what happened that night, and who was responsible. There are people out there who know where the firearm used to commit this murder is being kept or hidden. To them I would say that now is the time to give us that information.
“They need not worry about speaking to us - we can protect their identities."
Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, by calling 101, or ringing Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.