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Mar 14, 2012

Troublemaker shot in San Pedro

Twenty-one year old Simon Velasquez is tonight undergoing medical treatment under police guard. Earlier today, he was shot when he was being pursued by two cops in San Pedro. It is alleged that Velasquez was involved in a number of altercations this afternoon and that he physically attacked several persons.  At three-forty-five p.m. police were summoned to the area where Velasquez had reportedly gotten into yet another fight.  A duo of officers then set chase and Velasquez fled into the nearby bushes where he was ordered to surrender himself.  Velasquez, purportedly wielding a piece of stick, charged after one of the officers whose colleague responded by firing a single shot from his service weapon.  The bullet penetrated and exited Velasquez’s right thigh.  He was subsequently transported to the San Pedro Polyclinic before being transferred to Belize City for further treatment.  It is unclear at this time whether any charges stemming from the previous altercations will be brought against Velasquez.

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6 Responses for “Troublemaker shot in San Pedro”

  1. Rod says:

    This island is full of rats good luck San pedranos the real San pedranos I mean

  2. Vuk says:

    Oh, be quiet, you prejudiced fool…

  3. Islander says:

    We would have welcomed a shot to the chest . We need to clean our islands of this dirtbags!

  4. dasilva says:

    get rid of the rats.tourists are getting scared because of fools like those

  5. eric says:

    Rod let me guess you are either from the US or some other jacked up Caucasian country. “The real San Pedranos” are the reason why you people feel embolden to colonialize my whole country. You can have San Pedro you all already own it anyway and the stupid san pedranos to me aren’t even Belizeans anyway and most of them don’t see themselves as Belizeans. If you are not white or a little clear they treat you like sh@t when you go to san Pedro and as far as I am concerned they are nothing but a bunch of Uncle Tom’s. That is what gets me the most upset and why I refuse to go to san Pedro. Their white masters live on the nice beach front properties and the people that are native to the island have been driven to the back, the outhouse of the island.
    What pi$$e$$ me off is that people like you are coming onto the mainland of Belize and buying up property in places like Placencia and Hopkins and keeping us Belizeans off “your” beach. Who so ever disagrees with this needs to open your eyes as they won’t tell you directly but they will make it so damn expensive for the locals to visit their resorts and hotels that the ordinary Belizean will never know the beauty of his or her own country. When we can finally afford to go to one of these places (which by the way are our natural heritage) they look at us with a disdainful look, as if they are obligated to have us in their presence.
    To all you people that sold your beach front properties and now live in “backa town”, thanks very much for causing our segregation. To all you born Belizeans that still own property or a hotel, hold on to it. People wake up and realize that we are fast becoming a people without a country. If you don’t believe me then ask yourselves this… when was the last time you went to a Belizean owned grocery store? For anyone that don’t like what I had to say… I simply held up a mirror and you didn’t like what you saw.

  6. mailman says:

    every doggy has its day….you seem bitter and scorned for life eric lol, ur comment was more about rod and whatever pain a belly u got, you missed the whole story hahah,, cheer up meng!

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