A dad's killers remain at large 16 years after he was shot on his doorstep, but a new witness could be key in getting justice.
Joey Peloe, 45, was gunned down after answering a knock at his door in Speke, Liverpool, three days after Christmas 2004, the ECHO reports.
Police have again urged anyone with information about the murder to come forward, as Mr Peloe's family claim a woman saw a pair of men chatting to him before hearing a 'pop'.
The victim's four children have spent the last 16 years growing up without their father but his siblings remain determined to expose his killers.
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Mr Peloe was shot soon after opening the door, at his home but managed to drag himself 100 yards to Ganworth Road police station before dying in Whiston hospital on December 29.
The identity of his suspected killers is an open secret in their neighbourhood, Mr Peloe's family say and are desperate for the wall of silence surrounding the murder to be broken.
The woman was collecting items from her car when she saw a dark-coloured vehicle outside Mr Peloe's end-terrace home and two men talking to the keen fisherman at the door.
She went indoors and then heard a "pop" sound as the gun was fired, it was added.
Jimmy Peloe, Joey's brother, told the ECHO: "As a family, we're not looking for revenge or any tit-for-tat, we just want justice for Joey and then we can move on.
"It's pretty galling that we know who has done it, and a lot of Speke know, but still people are reluctant to come forward.
"Nobody deserves to be murdered.
"If there's a dispute, have a fight, man to man, and get over it, but if you shoot someone in the chest, there is only one outcome."
The original prime suspects behind the killing walked free from court in 2006.
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Detective Superintendent Richie Salter, from Merseyside Police Major Crime Unit, said: "While 16 years is a long time to pass, a murder investigation is never closed.
"Our hope is that people who still hold information can search their consciences and find the strength to come forward so that we can bring those responsible for Joey's murder to justice.
"We know that people can be reluctant or fearful in coming forward, but it is entirely possible that peoples’ circumstances and allegiances may have changed and they may now feel they can speak to us, 16 years on.
"We would particularly like to trace a man who was with Mr Peloe outside his home in Speke shortly after 11.30pm, just 30 minutes before his murder.
"Someone knows who this was or if that was you, even if you don't think you know anything that may be useful to us, I would strongly appeal to you to come forward, as you could hold information which may be vital to our investigation.
If you have any information, DM @MerPolCC, call 101 or contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously via social media or by calling 0800 555 111.
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