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Apr 25, 2012

Video shows suspect tried to shoot SSG but gun failed

Jermaine ‘Horse” Garnett

As we reported on Tuesday, Jermaine “Horse” Garnett, a South Side Gangster, was shot on Freetown Road on Tuesday afternoon. One bullet found its mark on Garnett who was in a Landcruiser near the Freetown Drugstore waiting for his wife who was inside the drug store. A suspect was charged this afternoon. News Five’s Jose Sanchez has been following this story and has video of how the incident unfolded.

 

Jose Sanchez, Reporting

It was a brazen rush hour shooting that occurred on a busy street in Belize City. Officers picked up one shell from the scene where thirty year old Jermaine Garnett senior was shot in front of his white Toyota Land cruiser. While his wife was inside the Freetown Drug Store, the cameras peripheral vision recorded what happened.  A partial view of the Landcruiser is visible while the traffic flows. In the bottom of the screen you can see the shadow of a man eating. What is not shown is that a gunman is struggling with Garnett who has gotten out of the vehicle. When the shot is fired, the consumer looks up. Then you can see the shooter wearing a cap and a three quarter pants on bicycle ride in front of the Landcruiser. He stops, get off the bike, reaches down for his weapon and tries to crank it  several times. But the man called Horse, had already ran around the corner. You can see Horse’s wife, come out side looking left then looking right for him.  She goes back into the Freetown Drugstore, where the owner corroborated this version of the event.

 

Raul Acevedo, Owner, Freetown Drug Store [File April 24th, 2012]

Raul Acevedo

“A bout five o’clock, one of my regular customers, Miss Pamela, she come in come fill wah prescription right. So when she come in ya, I gone and full the prescription. But when I di full out the prescription like how dah only me one deh yah, I deh out di look outside fi see if anybody come in. So her husband was sitting outside in the vehicle waiting for her. And this dah bout five o’clock then about five minutes later, we just hear a gunshot. I saw her husband sitting in the vehicle and I saw like when he got out—I noh see nobody else come around ahn. And then when the gunshot, she holla, “they shot mi husband.” Like automatically she say that dah her husband they shot. and when she run outside, we noh see nobody—I gone outside with ahn and we noh see nobody. We noh see ih husband; we noh see no gunman. That dah basically it.”

 

Gion Bernard

The shooter in the video has been  identified by the victim as a person he knows only as Gizmo. Officers have detained one person for questioning. RN5JS.

 

This afternoon, Gizmo, whose name is Gion Bernard, was charged with attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and wounding of Garnett.  Police believe that the shooting of Garnett and Corrington Bowden on Monday are related, but Bernard has not been charged for the Bowden shooting.  Bernard’s mother is also in police custody since the gun was found at her house on Castle Street. She is expected to be charged on Thursday with a firearm related offence.

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14 Responses for “Video shows suspect tried to shoot SSG but gun failed”

  1. Storm says:

    There’s not much difference in evil between murder and attempted murder — just the gun jammed. So if he can’t be hanged, let him rot and die in prison.

  2. JESSEJAMES says:

    The police need to collect all the gang members from both gangs take them to belize city center. lock them up and let them kill themselves.

  3. Islander says:

    Damn right let’s start hanging the sons and mothers that aide and abett them into this criminal behavior

  4. Louisville,Ky says:

    This is the crux of the matter. Parents condoning, aiding and abetting all this nonsense. It’s not rocket science, it’s relatives shielding each other knowing fully well the terror that is being let loose on innocent people. Yet these are the same ones that come on national tv swearing up and down that deh pickney didn’t harm a fly.

  5. chief says:

    the government wants us to believe something that they themselves cannot believe..there just a bunch of Jack@sse..how the hell woul.d anyone believe that the gang truce is holding if so much murders are occuring…come on GOB got some more sense than dat…

  6. belizeanpatriot says:

    he is a parolee. kolbe foundation stated that criminals change so he was released on parole just to commit another crime. GOOD CHANGE MR. WOODS (YEAH RIGHT). the government needs to take over the prison to teach those criminals a lesson kolbe just pamper them and tolerates their criminal behavior. the prison officers are also being chance by the kolbe management. GOVERNMENT PLEASE TAKE OVER THE PRISON

  7. dude says:

    We need the disregard the human rites for a month and let the authorizes deal with the situation, wipe out the rotten eggs.

  8. CEO says:

    I would dear the say that the police is the problem. If they were or could be respected crime rate would drop over night. The people have no one to turn to for help in times of trouble because the police are waist deep into the crime of the country.

  9. drose flowers says:

    WE NEED MORE CAMERAS AROUND THE CITY MEIN!!! AND MORE CONVICTIONS TOOO!!!!

    I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS YOUNG WOULD COMMIT THIS CRIME IN BROAD DAYLIGHT IN A BUSY STREET, MEN INNOCENT PEOPLE GET HURT BY THESE CRIMINALS.

    I HOPE THEY SHOT HIM JAIL, THERE IS NO NEED FOR TRAILS, THE EVIDENCE IS THERE.

  10. david says:

    these guys just don’t make up thier mind to kill …I believe they get paid……….

  11. Orangewalkenio says:

    in our neighboring countries, there has unofficially been times of “limpiamento”(cleansing) when people organize themselves and go on a hunt for all of these notorious figures. people suspect but nobody knows for sure. What do you think?

  12. bonbowy says:

    i went to school with that bally….damn man need fi know about them toy befor know how to use them…

  13. Louisville,Ky says:

    Me personally, I think it’s about time the Jewel get some, how do you say it Orangewalkenio ?
    Limpiamento! Cold talk !!

  14. cayogrigabuay says:

    THE EVIDENCE IS THERE AND STILL THERE WILL NOTHING DONE TO THIS. BARROW AND HIS TRUCE IS A JOKE. WE NEED TO CLEAN THESE SPOIL POTATOES OFF THE STREET. CAN SOMETHING REAL BE DONE TO GET RID OF THESE IDIOTS???

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