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Nov 3, 2015

Police Investigate Brazen Daylight Murder in San Ignacio

The death toll went up by one in San Ignacio where as recent as Sunday morning; a Guatemalan national was stabbed to death as he exited a popular nightclub. That murder was followed by another this morning when a twenty-six year old resident was killed in a drive-by shooting in San Ignacio. Darwin Guerrero was fatally wounded while working on Pond Avenue where a lone gunman on an all-terrain vehicle drove up and opened fire on him.  Despite quick police response, Guerrero’s assailant managed to flee the scene of the shooting by heading toward Guatemalan territory.  Guerrero was hit multiple times to various parts of the body and was pronounced dead at the San Ignacio Hospital.  According to Superintendent Andrew Ramirez, the motive for the deadly assault may have been jealousy.


On the phone:  Supt. Andrew Ramirez, O.C., San Ignacio Police

“This morning about nine a.m., November third, 2013, upon information received of a shooting incident within the San Ignacio Town area, San Ignacio police visited the hospital where they saw the lifeless body of a male individual and was later identified as Darwin Otoniel Guerrero, twenty-six-year-old Belizean of a Pond Avenue address here in San Ignacio Town.  Initial investigation revealed that at about eight fifty-five a.m., Mr. Guerrero was on Bella Vista Street in San Ignacio Town doing some work when he was approached by a male individual whom he knows on an ATV who fired several shots at him.  Two of the shots found their mark on the left side of his chest, one to the left arm and one to the right side of the body.  He was transported to the San Ignacio Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.”


Isani Cayetano

“In terms of your investigation, I know the preliminary investigation has yielded some kind of information.  Has it led to an arrest?”


On the Phone: Supt. Andrew Ramirez

“No.  What happened is that the person we refer to as the suspect, the main person drove off and he was last seen heading towards the Guatemalan territory in an area known as El Pilar.  He is still at large and we know who we are looking for but he remains at large and our investigation continues.“


Isani Cayetano

“Any motive so far?”


On the phone: Supt. Andrew Ramirez

“We suspect the motive to be jealousy.”


Police are continuing their investigation into this morning’s murder.

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