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Mar 28, 2011

Former murder suspect, Shamir Medina, murdered near his home

Shamir Medina

The other victim to the weekend’s violence is nineteen year old youth, Shamir Medina. He was gunned down just before Devon Reynolds at eight-thirty on Friday night. Shamir Medina, who is known on the streets as “LEE TULU” and as “WANKA,” was shot and killed near his home on Berkeley Street. Medina’s murder was the first of five shootings in the old Capital over the weekend.

Sergeant Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

Fitzroy Yearwood

“Our initial investigation reveal that Shamir Medina, a nineteen year old, who was shot in the abdomen and somewhere in the chest area. This occurred on Friday night around eight-thirty. Mister Medina succumbed to his injury on Saturday morning whilst at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The motive we have not established as yet.”

Jose Sanchez

“Now Medina, his name is familiar to police and the courts right?”

Sgt. Fitzroy Yearwood

“He was before the court recently.”

Jose Sanchez

“And the charge was?”

Sgt. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Well, I think it was attempt murder. I know he was acquitted for these charges; the charges were withdrawn not acquitted—I must correct myself.  It was for attempted murder and murder in connection with the Glen Williams case from the Belize Chamber of Commerce/Western Union on Regent Street.”

Shamir Medina was initially charged along with Brandon Taylor and Lincoln Hemsley, for the robbery and murder of Glenford Williams.  Taylor is also believed to have been the intended target in the recent murder of his cousin, Andrew Moses.

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14 Responses for “Former murder suspect, Shamir Medina, murdered near his home”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    Another case of the streets taking over after the court failed.

  2. rod says:

    already passed last year murder rate and how many cases have been solved ill tell you none none at all useless gov. and pm wake up my fellow belizeans and march on this impotent gov. before it is you laying in the street all gang members should be given 25yrs just for being in a gang and then on top of that what ever crime they committ should added if murder they should be hung by the neck hunggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg you are a disgrace to the people and country of belize barrow just resign resign and where is the minister of police and the minister of defence the only thing the minister of defence the defend that the rum bottle .

  3. Lisamarie says:

    Mr. Fitzroy unu hafu du betta than dis fi get ridda dis gang business inna Belize. I know da wah prablem wi cant solve ova night but eh look like unna nuh gat no kinda control because ova and ova i di hear out yah about killin da Belize and unu either nuh gat no leads or the case go cold every time. Get unnu act togeda cause nuf ppl di dead out yah and no justice hi get serve.

  4. j killa baby borther says:

    George street betta chiill deh !@#$ out if they know weh good feh they, Raymond killa Gentlte was south side peace maker not even the law could stop what’s going on since my big breadda n the boss of kraal road is gone who will clame these youths down there’s no one 2 talk 2 them…kraal road gs protect unuh neck but hold it down with the vilocens gs

  5. corf says:

    Oh well. we reap what we sow.

  6. Justice says:

    Good, justice was served. Charges were dropped more than likely because threats were issued. Well he finally got justice served. He was no use to society and more like him should follow suit.

  7. Disgusted! says:

    Is it only me or is Fitzroy Yearwood pretending to have amnesia in this interview and grasping for words in regards to the criminal history of Shamir Medina? He’s probably a friend of the family !!! Anyways, now Shamir Medina’s mother and family know what Glenford Williams’ family had to endure when he was brutally murdered and his killers walked free from conviction.

  8. RG Belizean says:


  9. corf says:

    @ RG, I think you meant to say R.I.P Sham and May God have mercy on YOUR soul for the killings that you took part in at the Chambers of commerce office. For the little girl that he punched down while at school and the many other bad things he did to others. How bout that RG?…HAVE MERCY ON YOUR COUNTRY YES BUT HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL TOO …don’t get it twisted. He have 3 brothers sitting in jail right now, one (the very notorious Mark Medina) for killing of the Chinese lady at the corner of George St and South st .this is simply a case of bad apples that needs to be discarded.

  10. RG Belizean says:

    @ Corf I know exactly what I am talking about yes I know what he did, and yes I know his brothers, I born and grow up around there, so YOU don’t get it twisted. It’s in God’s hands and not OURS for justice to be serve. He is already dead WHAT THE !@#$ YOU WANT TO DO ABOUT IT…Aren’t you satisfied!!!! Or you want his brothers to come out of jail and cause more Mayhem in our Country!!!!

  11. corf says:

    @ RG…i’m sure his brothers have theirs coming to them too. Just wait a while and you will be saying have mercy on them too. Its always smart @$$ like you that feel sorry for these thugs.What about the people that the killed huh? Why not say something nice about them? As far as me being satisfied, i will be when they all decide to wipe out themselves and rid Belize of the nonsense. i have no pity for him and his brothers. Such is life when you decide t walk down that road…any yes GOD IS HAVING MERCY ON OUR COUNTRY BY TAKING THEM ALL OUT….PEACE

  12. sharonbze says:

    @corf i agree with u 100%.
    @rg. U r full of $#*#. Wonder if u wud say the same if ur innocent child got hit by a stray way bullet when these @$$h$*$# playin with people lives. I have no respect for them. As for d brother in jail. If he get out the same thing WIll happen to him. He will be shot like a bird. It goes back to their parents thou. When they were small they needed their @$$ whipped with a tambran whip. Actually they still need it.

  13. RG Belizean says:

    @ Corf stop di Haat up yuh head my gyal and di ketch feelings…I said how I felt and so did you this is a blog and at the end of the day…The Gang war will continue so if calling me names makes you feel better about yourself go right ahead and the same goes for you too Sharonbze.

  14. gaza says:

    d kiling will never stp.. i hope dey knw dey took a big piece of our puzzle away frm us… 1 message i hav 4dem jus watch unu headbak behind yo, gaza se soh.

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