UPDATE: Taxi driver was shot in face, Police looking for two suspects

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Investigators are on the hunt for two suspects in relation to the murder of taxi driver Eon Holder who was shot and killed on Saturday morning in vicinity of the Bourda Market.

Police Headquarters in a statement said one of the suspects, who was armed with a handgun discharged the fatal bullet.

Both suspects fled the scene following the shooting which occurred at around 05:30 hrs.

At the time, Holder, a 43-year-old resident of Lot 2498 North Ruimveldt, Georgetown was plying his trade in his car, PRR 271.

Holder is attached to a taxi service.

According to the Police report, Holder was hired by a 50-year-old businessman of Queenstown, Georgetown to go to Bourda market to purchase vegetables.

“On arrival at Alexander Street, the businessman exited the car and was walking towards Bourda market, leaving the victim (Holder) looking for a parking space,” Police said.

A few minutes later, the businessman heard a loud explosion and upon checking, he noticed Holder lying some 15 feet away from his car.

The suspects were seen fleeing the scene on foot.

According to the Police, Holder and the suspect were involved in an argument after he parked his car in the middle of the road, blocking other vehicles from passing.

This caused one of the suspects to shoot him in the face.

Holder was pronounced dead at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

His body is at the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.

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