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Jun 11, 2018

1 Held for Brazen Home Invasion, Shooting of Eugene Henderson Jr.

Eugene Henderson Jr.

A third shooting on Saturday involved twenty-three-year-old Eugene Henderson Junior who has been transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The Burrell Boom resident was in Roaring Creek with family members preparing for a service for a missing relative. Henderson Junior was sleeping on a sofa when a gunman entered the lower flat of the house and fired a single shot after ten o’clock on Saturday night. The incident happened in the blink of an eye and the shooter then fled into the dark of the night. News Five’s Duane Moody reports.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

Twenty-three-year-old Burrell Boom resident, Eugene Alexander Henderson Junior, is clinging to life at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he was shot to the head just before ten o’clock on Saturday night in Roaring Creek Village, Cayo District. He was rushed to the Western Regional Hospital and stabilized before he was taken to Belize City where he remains at this time in the Intensive Care Unit. His father, Eugene Senior says that his son was sleeping in this sofa on the lower flat of this two-storey wooden house, when the gunman opened fire.

 

Voice of: Eugene Henderson Sr., Father of Shooting Victim

“I was in the same downstairs in the house at 10:30 p.m. in the sofa. My son was lying down in the other sofa, the long one and we hear one gunshot, wah bang. And when I get up, I see my son get shot ina ih face. And all I do dah call 911 and the police come like five minutes and we put him in the mobile and we ker ahn to the Belmopan hospital.”

 

Wilfredo Ferrufino

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

“From what police has been able to determine, he was at the residence lying in the sofa when the door of the residence was partially opened and a single gunman fired the shot, causing the injuries.”

 

Henderson and his family were visiting with relatives in Roaring Creek; more specifically, they were preparing for a memorial for Oswald Arnold, who has been missing since May seventeenth and is believed to be dead. So is the attempt on Henderson related to the disappearance of his twenty-year-old cousin with whom he was close?

 

Oswald Arnold

Natalee Arnold, Aunt of Oswald Arnold [File: May 22nd, 2018]

“Yes, we know he wasn’t a saint. We won’t point fingers and say that he was good. We know that he was a bad person and didn’t listen. He didn’t listen to us. These guys he went with weren’t his friends. He thought they were his friends but they weren’t his friends. They only wanted him close so that they could have gotten to him. And that is what we know, for a fact, as the family because it is things that we are hearing, things that are being talked about and things that they all planned.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“These guys he was with – are these guys from the village? Did he know them for a very long time?”

 

Natalee Arnold

Natalee Arnold

“Yes. These are guys from here. He knows them for a very long time. They are in and out of jail. Everyone know them and who they are and what they are capable of.”

 

The shocking home invasion turn shooting has left relatives and friends baffled and concerned because Henderson is not known as a troublemaker. So was he the intended target of the gunman, who brazenly entered the fenced yard, opened the door and fired the single shot that caught him on the right side of the face, before jumping the fence and escaping into the dark?

 

Voice of: Eugene Henderson Sr.

“My son is a decent person, he noh give trouble. He is a footballer; sportsman…only that he into sports.”

 

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino

“There is nothing to indicate that at this point, the investigation is ongoing and I am sure that the investigators are looking into the motive. As you know, Mister Henderson is from Burrell Boom, so I am sure that the investigators are looking into the matter.”

 

Reporter

“I heard there is a known suspect in this case.”

 

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino

“Police are looking for a suspect in this point, yes.”

 

Voice of: Eugene Henderson Sr.

“I wasn’t sleeping, I was up. I don’t know dah who.”

 

Duane Moody

“The person had on mask?”

 

Voice of: Eugene Henderson Sr.

“No. I neva see dah who. So I don’t know weh ih mi got on.”

 

That person, News Five understands, is now in police custody. Duane Moody for News Five.

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1 Response for “1 Held for Brazen Home Invasion, Shooting of Eugene Henderson Jr.”

  1. Fungus says:

    Time to purge belize

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