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Jul 2, 2018

Police Looking for a Suspect in Warren Rudon’s Murder

Warren Rudon

There have been developments in the murder investigation of seventeen-year-old Warren Rudon who was shot and killed in Belize City on Thursday night.  The teenager was fatally injured in an armed assault during which he was shot once in the head as he walked along Lovely Lane around seven-thirty p.m.  Earlier today, the police department provided an update saying that Rudon’s killing may not have been motivated by gang activity and that as far as their investigation goes, the young man had no history of run-ins with the law.

 

Wilfredo Ferrufino

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino, C.I.B., Eastern Division

“Police proceeded to the area and discovered a male person suffering from a gunshot wound to the beck, just below the neck. He was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and shortly after he was pronounced dead. What Police have been able to unearth so far is that the victim, seventeen-year-old Warren Rudon, was socializing in the jungle apartment area and had left the area to the nearby shop to purchase cigarettes. On his way back he was fired upon and received the injury and died as a consequence. Police have detained several persons – several persons have been interviewed but no one has been charged and the investigation is ongoing.”

 

Reporter

“Is that we the criminals are so woven in that you are unable to stop crime from happening in there?”

 

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino

“Well, as you rightly mentioned, we do have checkpoints and police officers around the area and criminal elements will always look for slight opening. This incident happened in a matter of seconds and from what we understand the gunman made his escape somewhere in the jungle area as well. So, it is not as if though the gunman had passed the checkpoint. He made his way inside the jungle area and the investigation is still ongoing. We are looking for a suspect and as soon as we have an update, we will brief you on that.”

 

Reporter

“Do you all know if it is because he was not from that area or if he was from the area, what was the particular rivalry that may have led to his demise?”

 

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino

“We have no indication in regards to that. We know that he was socializing in the area. We know that he had a misunderstanding with someone in that vicinity. But there is nothing to indicate that that individual he had the misunderstanding with had anything to do with the murder.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Sir, I believe the family had denied any kind of gang rivalry or gang involvement?”

 

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino

“Right. As far as we know, he is not affiliated with any gang and so the investigation is ongoing.”

 

Several persons have been detained, but no one has been charged for Rudon’s murder.

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