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Apr 18, 2018

Police Forced to Shoot Valley of Peace Man During Operation

A criminal and an internal investigation is ongoing following a shooting incident in Valley of Peace, Cayo where a police officer shot a resident. According to police, officers were conducting operations in the village and as they were about to search the residence of Kevin Avetar, he ran into nearby bushes. One of the officers set chase after the twenty-one-year-old; a struggle ensued between Avetar and the officer during which it is claimed that he attempted to take away the officer’s firearm. Police say several shots were fired and Avetar suffered a flesh wound to the left leg. He was taken to the Western Regional Hospital for treatment.

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