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Mar 9, 2012

Wanted man shot by cop

A wanted man was shot on Thursday night while being detained by police in Belmopan. PC Godfrey Moreira reported that shortly before midnight, he was purchasing food near E&L Night Club in the Las Flores area. Not far away, he saw Police Constables Clement Usher and Tedford Augustine attempting to restrain someone. Moreira went over and recognized the man as David Flores, who was wanted by Belmopan Police for Attempted Arson, in connection with a report made by Kayla Spencer on February third. Flores tried to run away, but PC Moreira says he set chase and was close to catching him when he pulled out a knife from his pants waist. Flores reportedly made stabbing motions at Moreira, who in turn drew his service weapon and shot him once on the right leg. He was transported to the Western Regional Hospital and later transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital under police guard. A black handled knife with a seven inch blade was recovered from the scene as well as Moriera’s point thirty-eight Smith and Wesson revolver and one expended shell.


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6 Responses for “Wanted man shot by cop”

  1. islander says:

    Pity it wasn’t center of mass! criminals need to get the message crystal clear that there are repercussions for their actions.

  2. Seletar says:

    Good shot by the officer.

    If it had been me, I’d just aim at the middle of the man and hope I hit something!

  3. BMP says:

    not that I don’t disagree with your statements, but it was three shots fired. I know, I was there. So why only one extended shell

  4. Josephino Estroberto Pesomedio says:

    It may be very difficult to live a criminal life.
    But if the crime was done he must do the time.
    If he was not guilty he should not run.

  5. now i see says:

    Good story bro.

  6. LA Man says:

    In L.A. the cop goes to jail, glad to see my friends in Belize know better…

  7. Bmp man says:

    This is the same guy that is suspected of robbing people on the walkways at night in Belmopan!

    I’m sorry but i can’t feel sorry for someone like that!

    Good police work Officers!!!!!!!

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