Wallace Donald Matura succumbed to injuries

PLUS News has learned that Wallace Donald Matura, 48, has succumbed to injuries sustained from a shooting incident on February 15, 2013.That night, Matura was assaulted by a youth whom he later said was “roughing up” a young vlcsnap-2013-03-27-20h08m18s228female until he, Matura, intervened. That happened earlier in the day and the shooting took place around 9:40 in the evening at the corner of Orange Street and East Canal near VIP Wireless when it is believed that the perpetrator returned in the company of another male and shot Matura. Two passersby were also injured – Carmita Chan and Alchea Harris. Matura later issued a statement decrying the media attention given to the case. After 5 weeks, Matura passed away this afternoon after he experienced a septic shock and his organs failed. His family says that during that period of time he was conscious and shared some memorable moments with those closest to him. The family today issued a public statement, thanking the doctors who tended to him at the KHMH. They also sent their heartfelt gratitude to those who assisted in so many ways and asks that the public assist the police in apprehending the men who fatally wounded their loved one.

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