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Jul 20, 2011

Jermaine “Yankee” Arnold murdered

Jermaine “Yankee” Arnold

It’s also dangerous in the streets of the city and another Belize City resident was viciously mowed down in a storm of bullets just after midnight.  Thirty-three year old Jermaine Arnold, also known as Yankee, was accosted by a lone gunman upon reaching the corners of South and Albert Streets. He was shot multiple times at close range.  Three slugs penetrated Arnold’s torso, five caught him in the back, two in his left arm and once in his left foot.  Minutes later police responded to the scene of the shooting where they found him lying face up in a pool of blood.  Arnold, who was no stranger to the law, was transported to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital but succumbed to his injuries on his way there.  According to Police Press Officer Fitzroy Yearwood the shooting may have been the result of an ongoing gang rivalry.

Sgt. Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

Fitzroy Yearwood

“Sometime around twelve midnight Jermaine Arnold was traveling on Albert Street with its junction with South Street when he was attacked by a gunman who opened fire on him.  He was hit several times in the chest, back, the left arm and the left leg.  He was transported to the KHMH where he was pronounced dead on arrival.”

Isani Cayetano

“At this point what is the preliminary investigation into this murder saying?”

Sgt. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Isani we cannot rule out that it might be gang related.  We know that Arnold is associated with members of this Jump Street area and we know that Jump Street and other rival gangs on the south side of Belize are at it so we cannot rule that out.  As well we’re investigating other angles.”

Isani Cayetano

“Have any witnesses come forward to say that they may have seen what took place given the time of night?”

Sgt. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Not as yet Isani but we are hoping that someone out there may hear our appeal and come forward in assisting us.  We know that after hearing so many gunfire in the area people would be a little curious to see what happened and we are hoping that these people will find it in their hearts to come and help us to solve this murder.”

On February seventh Arnold appeared in court before Magistrate Sharon Frazer on a slew of charges stemming from the attempted murder of forty-one year old Denfield Carr five days earlier.  During that incident Arnold was accused of shooting Carr twice in the lower back after throwing a Molotov Cocktail under an abandoned residence where he was standing.  Arnold had also served time for monies he owed to the court following a drug conviction in 2007 as well as for the use of threatening words to an ex-girlfriend.  On January thirteenth Sana Mortis reported to police that Arnold visited her home and told her that he would kill her.  He was subsequently charged and fined two hundred dollars.

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9 Responses for “Jermaine “Yankee” Arnold murdered”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    Many of us questioned the court’s decision when this prince was in the news earlier this year. Maybe Sana & the neighbors who lived in fear of this man can finally get a good night’s sleep.

  2. rod says:

    and the deaths continue unabated wow what and incompetent pm and gov. on crime its like they are saying this is normal well it looks like it is something that this pm and gov. care nothing about they are too busy filling their pockets with corrupted money what a useless gov. and pm.

  3. John Boy,Carson,Ca says:

    Another one bite the dust,and they say there is no death penalty in Belize.Keep up the good work gangs in Belize.Do us a favor,and keep killing each other.

  4. Elgin Martinez says:

    The genocide of the Belizean people continues while the PM keep talking draconian with no solution to the crime situation.

  5. CEO says:

    These guys are like maggots in a septic tank. They fight for the crap around them until that is all gone then the cannabolize each other. Hopefully one day they will all kill each other and then the last one left standing can be arrested by the police! This is only a dream!

  6. reatph says:

    WHY DO THE POLICE TRANSPORT THE DEAD IN THE BACK OF AN OPEN PICKUP TRUCK? ARE’NT THEY AWARE OF THE FACT THAT THEY ARE TRAUMATIZING OUR KIDS AND A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE? I’M QUITE SURE THEY CAN AFFORD TO BUY A VAN.

    PEACE

  7. New System says:

    ride on street justice. if the system is not working. to hell with it. to all the bad man them. ur time is coming…….

  8. John Boy,Carson,Ca says:

    The only time we need hanging is when they kill a inocent person. I do not care when they kill one of their own.Put them in the back of a pick up is too good.They should drag them through the streets like animals.

  9. carlos Martinez says:

    LETS KEEPING IT GOING. WE NEED THIS TO BE OVER A LOT QUICKER. LET THE THE P.M WALK THE STREET ONE NIGHT TO SEE IF HE CAN ACCOMPLISH OR GET ACCOMPLISH . PUT ALL THE U.D.P ON ONE SIDE OF TOWN AND THE P.U.P ON THE OTHER AND LET THEM HAVE A GO AT IT AND MAY THE BEST CROOK WIN. OR GIVE JOHNNY AND DEAN A GUN AND LET THEM DUEL IT OUT. THE NEXT THING IS THEY NEED TO LET THE POLICE SHOOT FIRST THEN ASK QUESTION LATER. BELIZE NEED TO HAVE SOME HARD JUSTICE. THEY NEED TO GO BACK TO OFF THE STREET BY TEN IF YOU ARE NOT WORKING. ANYBODY WITH A GUN CAUGHT WITH A GUN THAT IS NOT LEGAL NEEDS TO BE GUN DOWN BECAUSE THEY ARE UP TO NO GOOD NO QUESTION ASK.

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