Bilborough murder: Germaine Edwards 'shot in own car'

Nottinghamshire police picture of Germaine Edwards
Image caption Mr Edwards was in his car with a friend when they were attacked

A Nottingham murder victim was forced into the back of his car before he was shot, detectives believe.

Germaine Edwards, of Bilborough, sustained gun wounds to the abdomen and died in the Queen's Medical Centre.

Witnesses reported seeing a silver Ford Fiesta and hearing a loud bang before the 28-year-old was pushed out of the car on Saturday, police said.

On Monday, officers were given more time to question a 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mr Edwards was found in Fairnley Road, Bilborough, just after 17:00 GMT on Saturday.

Detectives believe he was attacked 15 minutes earlier, in the Wollaton Vale area of the city, while travelling in his Fiesta with a friend.

It is thought they were stopped by at least one man, described as black and wearing a cream-coloured jacket, who then forced Mr Edwards into the back of the car.

He was then shot and pushed out of the vehicle.

His friend escaped close to the Broxtowe Police Station in the Strelley Road area.

Image caption The Fiesta was found burned out soon after the shooting

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the Wollaton, Bilborough, or Trowell areas that afternoon, to contact them.

Det Ch Insp Tony Heydon, leading the investigation, said: "Despite making an arrest I am still appealing for information.

"A man is dead, leaving his family devastated and wondering why this has happened to their loved one. Can you help us find those answers?"

In particular, officers are looking for a person who narrowly escaped being run over by the Fiesta on a pedestrian crossing near Broxtowe Police Station and anyone who saw the car being set on fire in Cossall Lane, near Trowell, at about 17:30 GMT.

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