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Dec 7, 2017

Relative of Russell Hyde Jr. Sought in Shooting

Twenty-four-year-old Russell Hyde Junior remains hospitalized after being shot multiple times during an attack on Sunday night.  Police believe that the young businessman, who bears his infamous father’s namesake, was lured to a location in Santa Elena Town where he was ambushed.  The investigation into the near fatal violence, however, has taken an interesting turn since the main suspect being sought is a close relative of the victim.  Twenty-six-year-old Rasheed Hyde, a cab driver of Santa Elena Town, is wanted for the crime of attempted murder.  He remains at large and is believed to be armed and dangerous.  While an all points bulletin has been issued for his arrest, police a motive for the armed assault on Russell Hyde Jr. is yet to be determined.  This morning Assistant Superintendent Alejandro Cowo provided an update in that investigation.


Russell Hyde Jr.

ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“Reference the shooting of Russell Hyde Junior, which occurred on Monday the fourth, police interviewed several persons and were able to get certain information and as a result they have issued a wanted [bulletin] for a person by the name of Rasheed Hyde.  We understand that he’s a family member to Russell Hyde Jr.  So at this present moment police are looking for him because he might be a person that can assist us in this investigation.”



“Is it the belief of investigators, one follow up, that Mr. Russell Hyde might have been lured to that location or brought there specifically to be shot?”


Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Yes.  That is what the investigation is pointing to that same conclusion, that he had already received a call to go to that location, hence the reason he went there.”



“Can you confirm that Rasheed Hyde had been detained by police after the shooting?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“No.  He has not been detained yet.”


Isani Cayetano

“Have you guys been able to ascertain a motive seeing as though you are equipped with certain information already?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“That’s all that I can tell you in regards to that investigation at the moment.”

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