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Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant

The fatal shooting of Doorel “Crime Boss” Simon, 44, of River Branch Road, Caroni, on Sunday night has brought the murder count to 385. Police said Simon’s murder was drug-related.

At about 10.10 pm officers responded to a report of shooting at River Branch Road, Caroni. Simon was found near the D&C Convenience Store with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) where he was later pronounced dead.

Investigators retrieved spent .40 and 9mm casings and other evidence at the scene

Eyewitnesses said Simon and a woman were walking south along River Branch Road when two gunmen came out of a silver vehicle and fired several shots at him.

Simon was the organiser of an illegal zesser party in the area, which was busted by the police on November 22.

WPC Bickram is investigating the murder.