Alan Decabral, 40, was shot dead in Ashford, Kent, six months after giving evidence in the notorious gangster Kenny Noye’s trial for the road rage murder of Stephen Cameron.
His partner,Susan Quinn had discovered Alan Decabral’s body in the car outside a Halfords store at the Warren Retail Park, in Ashford, Kent
“She was shopping at the scene and went back to the car and found his body,” coroner’s officer Dave Law told the inquest at Ashford Magistrates Court.
Home Office pathologist Dr David Rouse later carried out a post mortem examination of Mr Decabral’s body, and concluded that he died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Mr Decabral of Pluckley, Kent, had defied previous death threats to give evidence that led to Noye being jailed for life for the infamous murder.
Noye, who was jailed for stabbing to death 21-year-old Stephen Cameron during an altercation on the M25 in 1996, was questioned over Decabral’s shooting but was not charged.
Kent Police also investigated whether Decabral had been caught up in a war between rival biker gangs fighting over lucrative drug trade.
His killer has never been caught despite a large manhunt.