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Sunday 22 October 2017
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‘Ladders’ dies at hospital, two days after being shot

Phillip “Ladders” Doldron, the 62-year-old man who was shot during a robbery at a Pleasantville bar on Wednesday, has died.

Doldron, a proprietor of Cemetery Street in La Brea, died shortly before 5 am yesterday while being treated at the intensive care unit of the San Fernando General Hospital, police said.

According to police reports, at about 6 pm on Wednesday, Doldron was liming inside Diane’s Bar at Blitz Village, Pleasantville when two gunmen entered and announced a robbery.

One of the men snatched a gold chain from Doldron’s neck and a struggle ensued. His accomplice shot Doldron in his abdomen. The men then fled the scene with the chain.

Doldron, also known as Ladder Boss and Papy, was taken to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. Police said a bullet remained lodged near his spine.

Sgt Corneal, Cpl Mohammed and PCs Lee Lum and Matloo of the Mon Repos Police Station visited the scene and conducted investigations.

Homicide Bureau (Region III) based in San Fernando is continuing investigations.

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