Killer, family man or both? Mystery surrounds hit

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Killer, family man or both? Mystery surrounds hit

Farouk Meyer, who made headlines in 2009 after he escaped from prison, was a role model to those close to him

Iavan Pijoos and Orrin Singh

Farouk Meyer is a man with a chequered past. He’s a convicted murderer and a prison escapee, and on Monday he was brutally gunned down in Eldorado Park in what appeared to be a hit related to his underworld connections.

But many say Meyer was reformed – a businessman who did community work and a family man who was a pillar of strength when times were tough. His family wants justice for the murder.

On Monday evening, Meyer and another man, identified as Marcus Ryan, died in a hail of bullets near an auto spares shop on Boundary Road..

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