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Apr 25, 2018

Friend of Murder Victim Patrick Crossdale Fears for Own Life

Patrick Crossdale

Investigators in Dangriga are still probing the shocking, mid-morning execution of Jamaican national Patrick Crossdale.  The fifty-five-year-old was shot and killed on Tuesday as he rode his motorcycle from his home in the vicinity of Gulisi Community Primary School.  As many as five shots were fired, two of them mortally wounding him.  The frightening ordeal unfolded just outside of the school yard while a number of children from the lower division were out on break.  News Five spoke with Courtney Jackson, a friend and roommate of the deceased.  He believes that his life is also in danger and that Crossdale was violently removed from the picture so that his enemies within the local Jamaican community can target him directly.

 

Isani Cayetano

“Explain to me or describe to me your friend.  Was he living with you?  How well do you know him?  What kind of person was he?”

 

Courtney Jackson

Courtney Jackson, Friend of Deceased

“Mr. Crossdale, we lived in the house, both of us lived in the house.  Da mi friend.  He’s like a brother, he’s like a bredda.  I don’t know, I don’t know.  I lost a friend.  Ah don’t think I gwein find a next friend like this in Belize.  He’s like a bredda.  I don’t know bwai.  But di guys them neva like him because he’s a straight up man and ih always di deh fi me, always.  But these Jamaicans always wahn get to me, but because of him them cannot get to me and da dat ah di problem, so them try fi move him outta di way.  So me know seh mi haffi look outta mi eye right now.  Look outta mi eye right now.”

 

No arrests have been in the brutal slaying of Patrick Crossdale. As to the murder of Belize City businessman Oscar Rosado Senior, there has also been no arrest. Rosado Senior was shot and killed at his place of business on Cemetery Road by a trio of gunmen who posed as customers during the lunch hour on Monday.

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