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Jul 28, 2017

Fatal Altercation in Santa Elena: Man Shot to Death, Victim in Hospital with Chop Wounds

Jose Leonardo Nunez Castellanos

There was a fatal shooting overnight in Santa Elena Town that claimed the life of a Honduran construction worker. Thirty-seven-year-old Jose Leonardo Nunez Castellanos was found lying face down under a business establishment at the corner of Eden Drive and the George Price Highway. He had been shot several times to the body. According to police, Castellanos had an altercation with a thirty-one-year-old man, identified as Nevis Betancourt, and chopped him on the right hand.

Nevis Betancourt

Police say that Castellanos tried to chop Betancourt again; Betancourt drew his licensed nine-millimeter pistol and fired at Castellanos, dropping him to the ground. Castellanos later died at the San Ignacio hospital. Betancourt then visited the nearby hospital where he continues to receive medical treatment. The firearm is in police hands and investigations continue.

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