THIS harrowing picture of Trevor Ellis in hospital has been released by detectives hoping to find his killers. Mr Ellis, 26, was shot in the head after a high-speed car chase through Croydon during the summer 2011 riots. Detectives investigating the murder have released new pictures, including a harrowing photograph of the father-of-four in St George's Hospital. Mr Ellis, who would have celebrated his 29th birthday on tomorrow (Saturday), was discovered by police slumped in a car in Duppas Hill Road at 9.20pm on August 8, 2011. He was taken to St George's, in Tooting, but died the following day. In an interview on the anniversary of the killing last year, detectives told the Advertiser that the perception that Mr Ellis, from Brixton Hill, was involved in looting may have discouraged witnesses from coming forward. Detective Inspector Jim Redmond said, regardless of what he did that night, the young father was a victim of a "cold-blooded murder" that police were "desperate to solve". Mr Ellis was with Blaze Aitcheson-Daley, 22, and Tyrone Cooper, 26, in a black Ford Fiesta parked in Scarbrook Road on the night of August 8. Cooper and Aitcheson-Daley had returned to the car with stolen goods taken from Cash Converters, an offence for which they were later jailed. There is no CCTV footage of Mr Ellis entering the store. His group became involved in an argument with another group, or approximately nine people, which culminated in a car chase involving three cars which began in Scarbrook Road and ended in Duppas Hill. Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway, of the homicide & major crime command, is now leading the investigation. "I believe his killers were actively involved in looting and responsible for robbing at least two people that night," she said. "They thought nothing of arming themselves with a gun and ultimately taking a young man's life leaving four young children without a father. "His family should have been with him this very weekend celebrating his 29th birthday. "Instead they continue to mourn his loss. "Plenty of time has past since the night Mr Ellis was killed and we know that allegiances shift. "We urge anyone with information about this murder to come forward and help police." In a statement issued through the police, Mr Ellis' family said: "Trevor was a father, son, brother and a charming family member missed by all that knew him. He has been murdered needlessly with no remorse. "Please help us bring the killers to justice with any information you may have no matter how insignificant it may seem. No one deserves to die this way." Thirteen people have been arrested during the investigation into Mr Ellis' death. They have all since been released with no further action. Anyone with information relating to any aspect of the incident is asked to call the incident room on 0208 721 4005. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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