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Nov 8, 2018

Damien Leslie is Shot in the Neck on Pen Road

Damien Leslie

Shortly after nine o’clock on Wednesday night, gunshots rang out on Neal’s Pen Road.  When the shooting subsided, a Belize City resident was injured from a bullet that caught him in the right side of the neck.  Twenty-four-year-old Damien Leslie remains hospitalized at the K.H.M.H. tonight following an attempt on his life that has left him seriously wounded.  Police say that the gunman rode behind a motorcycle and when it approached Leslie, he got off and opened fire on him.  That individual was later arrested after being found in possession of a nine millimeter handgun on Raccoon Street Extension.

 

Alejandro Cowo

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

“Last night just after nine p.m., police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they observed Damien Leslie, a twenty-four-year-old Belizean with an apparent gunshot wound to the right side of his neck.  The initial information that police have is that Mr. Leslie was on Neal’s Pen Road talking to some female inside of a vehicle when they were approached by two male persons riding a motorcycle.  They came from the direction of Central American Boulevard going up towards Neal’s Pen Road.  The motorcycle stopped at a distance behind the vehicle and from there the passenger came off of the motorcycle and fired two single shots in the direction of Mr. Leslie, causing the injuries to him.  He is presently admitted in a stable condition at the hospital.  As a result of that, police were in the area when they received information of a male person inside of a yard with a firearm.  Police responded at a Raccoon Street Extension address where they observed a black in color nine millimeter pistol and a person beside the firearm.  That person was detained and the firearm, both of them were escorted to the Raccoon Street police station pending investigation of that shooting.”

 

Reporter

“Is it believed that the person who was found with the firearm is the shooter who was on Neal’s Pen Road?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“That is something that we are trying to establish at this moment.”

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