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BARRETT STATION: Two shot, one dies in robbery at market

Barrett Station – A father and his son were shot and the father killed last Thursday at the Barrett Grocery and law enforcement has charged a local man for the double shooting.

As traffic built prior to the rush hour crowd on the streets under construction about 2:00 p.m., Oct. 8 shots rang out at the Barrett Grocery.

Javed Nizamani was critically wounded and later succumbed to his injuries but Shahzaib Nizamani is expected to recover. Both Shahzaib and Javed Nizamani were transported to Hermann Memorial Hospital via Life Flight Helicopters. Javed was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The two were working at the store that Javed purchased two years ago. Shahzaib Nizamani recalled a man that frequently harrassed customers going by the handle “Pooman” was in rare form this day, knocking on windows, shouting and generally being a nuisance to the store employees and potential partons.

Shahzaib recalled that he and Javed had ordered “Pooman” to leave the premises but that seemed only to escalate the rage of “Pooman.”

While “Pooman” was shouting at the window, somehow the window shattered. “Pooman” left the business at that time only to return again a short while later with a handgun.

Shahzaib Nizamani stated that “Pooman” reached inside the broken window with the handgun and shot both he and Javed Nizamani then fled the scene.

Homicide Investigators were in the area most of the evening and spoke with a number of residents.

The next day, Harris County Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators filed charges on John “Pooman” Larue Simpson, 37, for the murder of Javed Nizamani.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Simpson is asked to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).