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Merseyside Police arrested five men in connection with the investigation, but no one has been charged The gunshot murder of the 21-year-old Jamie Starkey outside his house as he pulled Christmas presents from his car remains unresolved.
Jamie Starkey shot and killed on Higher Lane in Fazakerley
Jamie Starkey was shot and killed on Higher Lane in Fazakerley on the night of December 2, 2012.
The gunman approached Jamie, opened fire, then ran to the nearby fields.
The murder weapon, a self-loading Browning pistol, was later found nearby.
An autopsy revealed that Jamie had died from multiple gunshot wounds.
A total of five men have been arrested and questioned since the murder, but none have been charged.
The courts have heard that Jamie has been involved in a past feud with a notorious Liverpool criminal.
And in the early hours of New Years 2008, Jamie shot the criminal outside the Salisbury Arms pub on Anfields Pulford Street.
Jamie, who was 16 at the time of the shooting, was sentenced to seven years in prison – which he was serving at a juvenile institute.
Father Richard Starkey
Previously, father Richard Starkey told ECHO that his son’s death “tore his whole family apart”.
In a touching interview in 2018, the father said he weighed his son as he died outside their house.
The father of five said: “He loved his little sister’s bones and she kept asking him: When do we put the Christmas tree?”
“He had gone out with his mate earlier today to buy Christmas presents and they were in his car.
“Her mother made her some tea with her boyfriend and he said ‘we’ll put it on tomorrow when you get home from school.’
“He gave her a little kiss and a hug, then he went to his car to collect the presents he had bought.
“He was shot in seconds.”
The family have previously said that despite their son’s feud, they believe there is another “viable suspect” who is unrelated to the gang that killed their son.
Now the police have renewed their call for information on the eighth anniversary of the deadly shooting.
Detective Superintendent Richie Salter said: “It has been eight years since Jamie was murdered, and while loved ones have endured the grief of losing him during this time, I’m sure the anniversary will be particularly difficult.
“Jamie’s family are trying to face another Christmas without his son and brother, and we continue to ask for information so that we can help them achieve some degree of closure when they see justice.
“I would like to take this opportunity to ask the community again for their help in the investigation.
“We are determined to find the person (s) responsible for this. Someone will know who did this – it is not too late to search your consciousness and make contact now.
“We have found, in some cases, that over time people find the courage to come forward and tell us what they know.
“Eight years later people may have left the area and found themselves in a different situation with different loyalties. Now they feel able to talk to the police or the criminals.
“If that’s you, I urge you to report. You could provide some important answers that could help ease the suffering of Jamie’s family.
“We will ensure that any new evidence or information is thoroughly investigated by officials and I call on all who witnessed the incident to come forward.
“The point is, you might have even heard people talk about who’s responsible for this over the past few years.