Update: Bagotstown man succumbs to gunshot wound; was wanted for murder of teen

Dead: Jermaine Simon
Dead: Jermaine Simon
Dead: Jermaine Simon

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The young man who was shot in the head while in Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara, has succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital, according to a police statement.

The police have identified him as 24 – year – old Jermaine Simon of 46 Norton Street, Bagotstown; however relatives had identified him to iNews as 22 – year – old Jermaine Roberts of Brutus Street, Agricola.

According to the police statement, the shooting occurred at approximately 20:30 hrs on Tuesday November 10, 2015 at Norton Street, Bagotstown. Investigators found that Simon was riding a bicycle and as he was passing in front of the suspect’s house, the suspect suddenly rushed out of his yard and discharged a round at the victim with a handgun, hitting him to his forehead.      

Simon was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died whilst receiving treatment. The suspect not yet arrested. Investigations are continuing.

Dead: Ryan Sooklall
Dead: Ryan Sooklall

Meanwhile, on March 16, 2015, police had issued a wanted bulletin for Simon in connection with the murder of Ryan Sooklall, a Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD) teen.

According to reports, Sooklall was shot and killed while liming with friends in his neighbourhood, a short distance from where he lived on March 1. Sooklall died of a single gunshot wound in the back, at the hands of a man with whom he had a grouse over an alleged shooting earlier in the day.




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