‘Paper Shorts’ died from multiple gunshot wounds – PME finds


A Post Mortem Examination (PME) conducted on the body of 42-year-old Ricardo Fagundes, called “Paper Shorts,” revealed that he died from “multiple gunshot injuries”, Police Headquarters noted in a statement.

The autopsy was done on Wednesday morning by Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Police said three metal fragments were retrieved from the body. The popular gold dealer and biker was riddled with bullets on March 21, 2021, on Main Street, Georgetown, moments after he exited the Palm Court nightclub.

CCTV footage on the night of the incident showed Fagundes walking towards a black vehicle after exiting the nightclub when two gunmen jumped out of a parked white fielder wagon across the road and opened fire on him.

Fagundes was seen lying on the roadway as the two men stood over him and riddled his body with bullets before escaping in the waiting car.

Police said that the murder occurred around 22:00hrs and that Fagundes, of Sandy Babb Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was at Palm Court drinking with a known colleague when he received a telephone call. He came under a hail of bullets shortly after.

Police retrieved several spent shells at the scene. No arrests have been made thus far and police are yet to determine whether a burnt fielder wagon, which was discovered in Swan Village, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, is the same one used by the gunmen.

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