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Apr 30, 2012

Deportee gunned down on Faber’s Road

Police investigations continue into Saturday’s double homicide. And as the weekend was coming to a close on Sunday night, it appeared that Belize City would have been spared a regular weekend murder. However, another number was added to the murder statistic. A man, identified as Brian Welch, was walking on Faber’s Road when a gunman appeared and fired multiple shots. It is reported that at least one of those shots caught him in the face. New Five’s Andrea Polanco reports:

 

Andrea Polanco, Reporting

Shortly after six-thirty on Sunday evening, forty nine year old Brian Welch, reportedly a deportee from the U.S.A was walking on Faber’s Road when he was gunned down.  A short while later, police were processing the scene as residents gathered in the area. Shortly after, Welch’s body was carted off to the morgue in the back of a police truck. Residents say they heard at least six shots fired at Welch who was apparently walking on the street at the time. He was later discovered dead in a nearby yard, near a pile of rubble. Welch isn’t known to have many friends or family nearby. Apparently, Welch lived in Hattieville where Arthur Underwood showed him kindness and allowed him to live on a property he owned.

 

Arthur Underwood, Landlord

“This guy, I would ah say bout ah month ago. Today wah complete wah month.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Suh since he di rent from you you know he fi be anybody who would ah involve inna trouble or anything like that?”

 

Arthur Underwood

“No, not as I know ah because he scarcely deh home. Dat dah all I know is a man weh fry chicharron and ker guh sell. That is all I know about dah man.”

 

Arthur Underwood

Andrea Polanco

“So he mi di rent alone or with any family members?”

 

Arthur Underwood

“He alone was here.”

 

According to Underwood, he knew Brian Welch by another name. He says the news of his death was unexpected:

 

Arthur Underwood

“He neva give mi ih first name but I know ah Requena.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Okay. So when dah the last time you mi si ah alive?”

 

Arthur Underwood

“Look yah, the last time I si dah man dah mi two weeks ago because he nuh come hail mi yah. And dah just, just today I gone because I give ah the house because he neva di pay rent because he say ih come from somewhere and ih don’t got no money to pay rent suh I tell ah I wah give you di house fi wah month and I gone back deh today and when I gone the house still shut up. And today now when I hear the man dead.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“And now that you hear the news, of course dah wah surprise to you?”

 

Arthur Underwood

“Surprise to me because people say ih bad and thing but ih nuh bad to me.”

 

Reporting for News Five, I’m Andrea Polanco.

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9 Responses for “Deportee gunned down on Faber’s Road”

  1. Rod says:

    This is another case that I have been telling you all about for years now ,this pm and gov. Is to blame for all these murders because this pm and gov. Keep taking back all these convicts from the us just for money the us gov. Is paying the gov. Money for any and all deportees that they take back and this pm is causing all these murders by taking back all the convicts from the us wake up belizeans wake up march march so far this gov has taken back over 300 gang members from the us and they in turn have caused over 300 murders already just to try and look good in the eyes of the us and for money people are losing their lives all over this country no more do not take back any deportee from the us lets march belizeans march.

  2. Storm says:

    Live like a gangster, die like a gangster. What did he expect?

    But his murderers should still hang.

    May God have mercy on his soul.

  3. OriginalWoman says:

    For some strange reason which I still cannot understand, I believe that the cause of most of these recent murders by guns are being carried out by a policeman, or a vigilante who is fed up ….

  4. OriginalWoman says:

    For some strange reason which I still cannot understand, I believe that most of the recent murders in Belize are being done by the police, or a vigilante ……

  5. BelizeanAmerican says:

    @OriginalWomen, I strongly agree with you, and have been thinking the EXACT same thing for some time now!

  6. BelizeanAmerican says:

    @OriginalWoman, i strongly agree with you, and have been thinking the EXACT same thing for some time now!

  7. Eve says:

    I met this guy just after he was deported from the US and we were coworkers…I know for sure he was a ruthless criminal that lived by the gun and so he died.

  8. Elgin Martinez says:

    Not every deportee is a criminal people.Someone can be deported from the US for something as simple as a traffic infraction.

  9. Alexandra says:

    Que buen video, que buenos reudorces yo soy de la generacion no me acuerdo . 2000 algo asi. deberian de formar un grupo en face para que todos estemos enterados de todo . incluso organizar reuniones o x q no un viajesin a belize . Andrey de Mexico.

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