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Sep 6, 2018

Police Continue to Investigate Shooting Death of Georgeville Resident

Daniel Alford Sr.

Was the shooting death of Daniel Alford Senior an accident or did someone fatally injure the Georgeville resident?  It’s a puzzling situation that investigators are still attempting to unravel since there are conflicting reports in statements given to the police department.  While a sixteen gauge shotgun, as well as a spent cartridge, was recovered from the scene of the incident, Alford’s family maintains that he did not own a firearm.  Police say that the forty-two-year-old security guard accidentally shot himself when he fell on the side of a hill near the Mountain Pine Ridge road.  The circumstances would indicate that the weapon discharged when Alford took a spill; however, the family is not entirely convinced that the deadly injury was self-inflicted.

 

Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“On Monday, September third, shortly after six p.m., San Ignacio police received a 911 call that someone was shot on the [Mountain] Pine Ridge Road in Georgeville Village.  As a result, the police visited the San Ignacio Community Hospital where they observed one Daniel Alford, forty-two-years-old, security guard with apparent gunshot injuries to the abdomen.  Mr. Alford later succumbed to his injuries whilst undergoing treatment.  Initial police investigation revealed that Mr. Alford was somewhere on the Pine Ridge Road behind Georgeville Village when he got shot.  There are several conflicting information in relation to this story.  Statements were recorded from witnesses, including several minors.  So this remains an ongoing investigation.”

 

Reporter

“So at this time you can’t confirm what the actual report is if he was actually hunting or if it was an accidental shooting.  You can’t say at this time.”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“At this point no, there are several statements indicating though that he left home sometime shortly around five p.m. with a shotgun.  There are also conflicting reports saying that he does not own a shotgun and he did not leave with one; however, these things are in statements recorded from witnesses, hence the reason it is being classified as a death investigation and this is still an ongoing investigation.  The post mortem is scheduled for today which may shed some light in assisting us to arrive at a determination as to what actually transpired.” 

 

Reporter

“So at this point could you say whether that firearm was a licensed firearm?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“No.  So far the scene was visited by police where a sixteen gauge shotgun was found, however, traces have indicated so far, or research has indicated so far that we have not been able to find that that gun is licensed to anyone so far.”

 

Reporter

“But the bullet was fired from that particular firearm.”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“Well there was a cartridge that was found inside the gun.”

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