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Apr 13, 2011

Man shot while in front of his home, but lives

Following the murder of Hogbone, another shooting took place in the area. Twenty year old Jerome Lewis was injured to the upper arm. No suspects have been charged. Lewis was standing in front of his house on Fairweather Street when he was met by gunfire.  The employee of Maya Island Air almost became the next murder statistic. Though his injuries were not severe, it is still alarming.

Sgt. Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

Fitzroy Yearwood

“Police responded to another shooting scene in Belize City, this time at the corner of Fairweather and Waight Street where they saw Jerome Lewis suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the right arm. Our initial investigation reveal that Jerome was out there socializing with some friends when a lone gunman wearing what appeared to be a shirt tied over his face, opened fire on them and he received that injury to his arm.”

Jose Sanchez

Has Jerome said that he has any enemies or lives in an area where that was bound to happen?”

Sgt. Fitzroy Yearwood

“From our investigation and questioning him personally, he’s saying that he has no known enemies and that they were just socializing.”

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16 Responses for “Man shot while in front of his home, but lives”

  1. belizeanpride says:

    i still oppose the bann of the tint in cars these killers don’t drive cars and shoot, they ride bicycles. so please revisit this issue they plan to bring in affect in june. who so ever is planning to change this tinting we live in a tropical country where the sun is really hot and tinting help alot.

  2. Swamp Dragon says:

    They are allowing enough tint! 20% is fine. Either roll down the window or have AC. It will help to spot people and to see what is going on inside the vehicle when stopped by the Police. It will Protect the Police and help them do their job which most everyone is complaining about quite frequently. Sure they ride bikes. But they don’t smuggle kilos of cocaine and guns on bikes. Or bring in a van full of illegal workers/prostitutes. They use vehicles. Common sense!

  3. Elgin Martinez says:

    Most of the shootings in Belize are done on bicycles which i would conider as been ride by and not drive by.As a result i don’t know what relevance the tint thing would have on the crime situation.What kills are weapons not tint..

  4. RedGyal Belizean says:

    @ Swamp Dragon totally agree!!!

  5. Kay says:

    What with only 4 inches of tint on your front windshield??? Not everybody that drive have 6 foot 5 inches or geese neck! For someone that is 5 foot 2 inches like myself the d@mn sun is right in my eyes with the 6 inch tint NOW what the H3LL you think will happen with only 4. How many people you think I will not be able to see on the side of the road because of the bright 5 p.m. sun in my eyes. I wear dark shades and it still doesn’t help. Next thing they’ll tell me I can’t wear dark shades because they can’t see my eyes to know if I might rob the bank. Obviously the wise NINNY who decided on that length either doesn’t drive or has a driver so he could care less.

  6. BZNinCALI says:

    Let’s not pretend we don’t know what is going on in this area. Wasn’t Teddy Murillo killed as he walked here? Trapp was killed in this area earlier this year, Gentle a block or two away, the Taxi driver was shot on Waight St., the teenager ran through this street trying to where he was killed on Kraal Rd last month & we have had a couple arson fires in the past year. Maybe this young man was not a part of the mess but just walking through here in broad daylight has proven deadly.

  7. westernmermaid says:

    WELL I AGREE ON NO MORE TINTED GLASS VEHICLES, THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE TRASPORTATIONS CRIMINALS USE NEXT IS BICYCLES,REMEMBER WHEN THE MAN WAS SHOT IN HIS WORK PLACE CAN’T REMEMBER HIS NAME, WELL IT WAS A TINTED GLASS VEHICLE USE TO KILL HIM EXECUTION STYLE, AND I STRONGLY FEEL THAT WHEN THE RASH CHILDREN WERE TAKEN IT WAS IN A TINTED VEHICLE SO NOBODY CUD SEE THEM

  8. Say What Again says:

    I know Mr Barrow is a different man from his Ministers and he doesnt make moves that compromise his legitimacy, but will these rules apply to ministerial rides? I know Barrow’s ride is see through even Musa’s was see through, but it always seems that the Ministers want to be bigger than the jefe and drive really dark tint rides. Also what about the basic common law that laws imposing criminal penalties should not have retro active effect? Maybe this new law can only be applied to people who tint after the commencement of the statutory instrument for it to be a intra vires/valid law. Otherwise it might be struck down because it is retroactive. I am sure some PUP lawyer has already thought of this and is formalising a case about it….Anyways I bet u alla di Minister was still skate bout inna dark tint ride.

  9. Crazy But Street Smart says:

    What about di minister ride?

  10. c says:

    i just want to see all those ministers’ land cruisers with 20% tint. They all have very dark tint, so they should be the first to change it

  11. louisville,ky says:

    If we really want to get technical here, it is not even a gun, in and of itself, that kills people. It is the mischivious use of a gun by an individual that makes possible such a terrible act.
    We all know that vehicles with tinted windows provide a secret location from which a criminal may ambush his unsuspecting victims.
    Desperate times demands desperate measures . Dean Barrow has been catching hell, for not doing nearly enough to combat this tsunami of violent crimes smothering the Jewel. I figure he has to start somewhere. I am just saying…….secrecy is the domain of scoundrels and tinted windows provide such a domain. Get rid of the tinted windows!!

  12. David says:

    One guy was saying that the tint helps protect the items in vehicles as the thief can’t see inside

  13. roska says:

    Do you all “LET’S GET RID OF TINT’ people truly believe that will reduce the crime problem???

    louisville,ky… why the PM doesnt start first with :
    1) boosting up the prosecuting branch of the police….
    2) truly equiping and training the people at the white elephant forensic lab..
    3)training better police officers in investigative strategies, evidence and
    intelligence gathering…
    4) getting rid of the corrupt police officers that work in hand with the criminals….
    5) paying “excellent” lawyers to serve as the prosecutors for high profile cases….

    or simply making the life miserable of the known gang leaders that ride around the city as masters of the streets…. when EVERYBODY, including the police and government know they are the true masterminds of most of the killlings?????

    I forgot…I guess outlawing tints…. wil have a greater impact….
    Why we suppport such idiotic lame duck strategies incompetent politicians (RED and BLUE) push diown our throat…. did outlawing high calibre guns and bulte proof vest have any significant reduction in crime???? what can we expect from outlawing tints????

    …. all we can expect is more diseases suffered by auto owners due to the inhalation of benzene gas (released due to UV decomposition of dashboards and automotive rubber….)

  14. Proud Belizean says:

    Very well said, Roska. Your intellect di click!

  15. Dissapointed UDP says:

    Have you heard the RESTORE BELIZE song lately, what happen to Min. Singh’s “Quality of Life” program where small offences would have been targeted. Remember this area was declared a SAFE ZONE.. we have no hope with this crowd, they are morally and intellectually bankrupt!!!!!!!!

  16. SW@GVILLE 812 says:

    THE TINT ON AN AUTOMOBILE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PEOPLE GETTING KILLED.PEOPLE GET KILLED BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ENOUGH POLICE OFFICERS TO PATROL ALL THE NEIGHBOURHOODS.YOU WANT TO TELL ME THAT WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH OFFICERS AND BDF SOLDIERS, WHEN SO MANY PASS OUT FROM THE ACADEMY EVERY SIX MONTHS.BANNING TINT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CRIME SITUATION.AS THE DAYS GO BY I FEEL LIKE I WILL BE INSLAVED BECAUSE THEY ARE TAKING AWAY OUR FREEDOM FROM US.SOON WE WILL NEED I.D. CARDS TO WALK THE STREETS AND IF THEY FIND YOU WITHOUT IT THEY WILL TAKE YOU TO JAIL AND CHARGE YOU FOR WALKING WITH OUT IT.I AM NOT A PERSON WHO IS IN TO VIOLENCE.I OBEY ALL THE RULES.SO THEIR IS NO NEED TO TREAT ME LIKE A CRIMINAL FOR JUST WALKING FROM OR TO WORK.I SAID I AM NOT ABOUT VIOLENCE BUT IF ANY OFFICER ROUGHS ME UP FOR NOTHING I WILL KILL ALL OF THEM BECAUSE IF I GO TO COMPLAIN TO THE POLICE NOTHING WILL COME OUT OF IT.I HAVE A GOOD PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY.IT IS NOT FAIR TO US AS LAW ABIDING CITIZENS TO BE PUT IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS THOSE “GANG BANGERS”.BELIZE IS NO LONGER THE LAND OF THE FREE.WE SHALL NOW CALL IT THE LAND OF THE DEAN.I THOUGHT WHEN THEY CAME INTO OFFICE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER BUT AS WE ALL CAN SEE NOW WE ARE NOWHERE CLOSE TO BEING BETTER.EVERYTHING KEEPS GOING UP AND EVERY OTHER DAY A NEW LAW IS ENFORCED.I WANT TO SEE HOW MANY CRIMES THEY STOP BY HAVING PEOPLE TINT THEIR VEHICLE LIGHTER…THAT DOESN’T DO ANYTHING.

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