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Oct 14, 2014

Jose Luis Umana Executed in Belize City

Raphael Martinez

There were two murders in the Belize District this weekend, one out west and one down south. We start with a murder on Saturday night at the corner of New Road and Hyde’s Lane. Thirty three year old Jose Luis Umana, a resident of Card’s Alley, was shot once in the center of the forehead. Police got the call at around nine pm.

 

Raphael Martinez, Police Press Officer

“Police responded to a shooting incident at the corner of Hydes Lane and New Road. When they arrived there they saw a thirty three year old Salvadoran national, Jose Louis Umana of a Cards Alley address suffering from a gunshot wound to the forehead. He was quickly transported to the K.H.M.H. but unfortunately he succumbed to his injuries around 9:55 later on that evening. So far police are investigating this shooting incident and no one has been detained as yet. I am sure that presently the police are looking at all angles and ascertain what is the reason for this incident but we have not gotten anything as yet; nothing tangible to report on. No it is not MS 13 related, not at this time.”

 

Police are reporting that they have charged a sixteen year old minor from Victoria Street with the murder of Umana.

 

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