An outpouring of grief is taking place for Surrey’s latest murder victim, a man who knew how to make friends, and went out of his way to make good memories.
On Tuesday at about 7:30 a.m., Apollo-Lyn Simpson was gunned down in front of the home he rented in the 9500-block of 125 Street. Neighbours reported hearing about four loud bangs in rapid succession and thought it was a nail gun. Approximately an hour later, Simpson’s body was seen in the front of the house.
The following day, a Facebook site was started as a tribute called RIP Apollo Lynn Simpson.
As of Thursday afternoon, it had about 100 members.
“I just wanna say that apollo was one of the most amazing strong intelligent men iv ever been family with,” wrote Kale Alexander Alfred Welsh. “May you rest in peace my big brother love yah man never forget you.”
Skoty Smythe wrote, “we used to work on the same trucks for years and burn like a Mofo , never had nothing but love for me mad respect !! Love you for it see again one day my friend.”
Some commented on the number of killings of late, and noted their senselessness.
“To many people getting murdered. Why? Does it make anything better or easier? R.I.P old friend…,” wrote Sean Ewan.
The Facebook site discusses the possibility of a trust fund and a candlelight vigil.