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Apr 9, 2018

Domestic Dispute Gets Violent in Corozal; 1 Shot

Wilfredo Ferrufino

An internal investigation is ongoing up north in Corozal where a San Andres villager was shot by police over the weekend. Twenty-five-year-old Alejandro Dominguez was reportedly under the influence of alcohol and armed with a machete when he approached the cops in a threatening manner.  Police claim one of their own fired a warning shot in the air, but Dominguez advanced on them and to disarm him, he was shot in the leg.  Police say the incident happened shortly before one-thirty on Sunday when officers were called out to a domestic dispute in the village.

 

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino, C.I.B., Belize City

“The report was that a female was being beaten by a male. Police arrived at the residence and dealt with the matter, however, the brother of the female was not satisfied with the manner that the police dealt with the report. As a result, he became aggressive to the officers and in the process pulled a machete. The officers tried to query from him what the situation was, however, he advanced towards the police with a machete and as a consequence he was shot. He was treated and released. He is detained pending charges.”

 

Dominguez is detained pending charge of aggravated assault.

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