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Sep 3, 2018

Leroy Meighan is Gunned Down Near Home on Pelican Street

Leroy Meighan

The unabated wave of gun violence over the weekend also claimed the life of a twenty-two-year-old resident of Pelican Street, who was shot and killed a short distance away from home and within hours of the gruesome discovery of a body at the Bayview Guesthouse.  Investigators are still piecing together what may have precipitated the deadly attack on Leroy Meighan and are looking to see if there is a connection with the previous incidents in Belize City.

 

Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“The same Saturday, just sometime after 8:50 p.m., police again visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they observed the lifeless body of Leroy Meighan, a twenty-two-year-old Belizean of 13 Pelican Street, Belize City.  He was observed to have multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and to the back.  What police have gathered so far is that Mr. Meighan was walking from the corner of Central American Boulevard towards Pelican Street to where he lived and just about approaching number nineteen, a male person came out from a small, bushy area and fired several shots at him causing the fatal injuries.”

 

Reporter

“Now are you all able to say if this is all related with the incident that happened with Mr. Baizar on Friday?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“That is one that we have not established if that could have been possible.  It is something that we are still looking at, but up to now there is no indication as to that could have been one of them.”

 

Reporter

“Okay, are there any suspects for this one?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“We noh have no suspect.”

 

Reporter

“But obviously, it was a very specific act to target him.”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Yes.”

 

Reporter

“Any known reason why he would be targeted because we know he was charged, the family says falsely, for attempted murder some time ago.”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Yeah, that is something that we are looking at likewise, you know, if that can be one of the possible motives.”

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