By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter
A 56-year-old taxi man , the father of three was shot and killed last Sunday night, apparently for his lottery winnings.
According to Superintendent Alden Dawson of O.C. Precinct One, around 7:30 p.m. Hector Dean Lyons was hanging out at Mike’s Club when a dark complexion man approached him and demanded his wallet.
After a brief exchange between the two, the man shot Lyons once in the side of his head.
After receiving the single shot, Lyons began to run from the club down West Canal Street until he collapsed between Orange Street and Water Lane
Police suspect robbery as the motive for the shooting because the gunman took Lyons’ wallet before escaping from the scene.
Lyon’s common-law-wife, Lola Flowers, told the media that Lyons was known to gamble at the popular club but she had never known him to be a man with any enemies.
According to Flowers, Lyon’s had just won around 2000 pieces of the winning Boledo number for Sunday night but he was going to cash in on Monday, which would have been his 57th birthday.
Flower’s said that she believes someone who knew that he had won the lottery killed him.
Police have no one in custody for the murder but the investigations are still underway.