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.