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May 28, 2012

Mayflower visitor shot and killed

Just before eight o’clock on Sunday night, shots rang out in elsewhere in the Old Capital. A Dangriga man was shot and killed in one of the City’s most dangerous hoods. A lone gunman opened fired killing Eldon Lewis instantly as he sat on a verandah. Lewis recently moved to the City and was employed at Belize Waste Control. The motive for his murder is under investigation. News Five’s Jose Sanchez reports.

 

Jose Sanchez, Reporting

The body being carted away in the back of this police pick-up truck is Eldon Lewis, who until recently was working at Belize Waste Control. He has no known affiliation to any group, except the area where his body was found. Mayflower Street is one area of the city where you do not enter without receiving permission from its residents. It is a dead end street, and at the far end, Eldon Lewis was killed while sitting under this house.

 

Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

“Police visited a scene through an alley way a little off Mayflower Street sometime after seven last night where they found the lifeless body of Eldon Lewis, a thirty-six year old male, with his last known address as Dangriga Town. Investigators have gathered that Lewis was socializing with other persons in that area. He was seated on a verandah for the upper flat of a wooden house when a lone gunman walked up to him and delivered several shots to him. He was hit several times all over the body. He was transported to K.H.M.H. where he was pronounced dead on arrival.”

 

Fitzroy Yearwood

Jose Sanchez

“Is he from the area? Do people know him?”

 

Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“What investigators have gathered is that he may have been visiting someone in that area. He is originally from Dangriga. So whether or not he was known to that area, the investigators still have to canvas that area a little more. But what we have gathered is that obviously he was with someone from that area.”

 

A crowd watched as the cops walked out of Mayflower Street with his body. So far, no one has identified the person who walked away after taking his life.

 

Jose Sanchez

“It’s an area where people don’t normally go into so somebody must have seen something. Are you getting any cooperation from people living in the area?”

 

Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Well Jose, we still are praying that someone will find it in their heart to come forward and give the police the necessary investigation so that we can make an arrest or at least identify the perpetrator of this crime first. We know how tightlipped that area is and we are just asking the assistance of the general public.”

 

Reporting for News Five, Jose Sanchez.

 

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13 Responses for “Mayflower visitor shot and killed”

  1. Storm says:

    I have said a few times here that we need BDF to be on the scene in some places in the city — Mayflower is a perfect example of such a place, which is practically a law unto itself. I’d like to see a permanent encampment of BDF right on their doorsteps.

    Hon. John Saldivar must not cede sanctuary areas to the gangs anywhere. W#here they are entrenched the hardest, go there with the greatest force.

    We’re a few years away from being a failed state that nobody will care about,like Somalia and parts of Mexico. And the GOB we elected is responsible for whether we fail or not. THAT MEANS WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR FAILURE.

  2. Rod says:

    Listen to yearwood now he is praying that someone comes forward this is a sign that this police and gov. And pm are useless impotent on crime get out unu guns people especially if you no black because you will get killed and nothing will be done .

  3. villager says:

    Rod you are very ignorant and need psychological help. It is obvious you are a racist from your comments. If you don’t have the solution please stop adding to the problem, keep your stupidity to yourself. Thank You

  4. Xtasy says:

    Sometimes it is best to keep one’s mouth shut and be thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt that you are a fool. Just a word of advice Rod.

  5. annonbezean says:

    People, this Rod character is a bonifide idiot. He is literally a non-sensical jack-ass that is politically bitter, and in each and every post he talks about the murders and the UDP gov being incompetent. Well I did a little research using the archives’ link on the Channel 7 news site and discovered that the murder rate under the previous administration is somparable to that of the current administration. This has been and continues to be an ongoing societal problem. Regardless of the political party in office.

  6. TALLA G says:

    R.I.P CRY! I’LL NEVER FORGET DAT NIGHT MEN. YOUR A COOL CAT B. WISH I WAS THERE MEN, WISH I COULD HAVE STOP IT MEN BUT ONLY THE MOST I JAH KNOW DAWGI. AGAIN LOVE ALWAYS CRY.

  7. TC says:

    CHANNEL 5 YOU NEED TO BLOCK “ROD” every thing that comes out of his mouth is “politics”. what he can do tho, since he says the gov’t doesn’t know how to run the country, why not start by being an example or give suggestions to decrease crime rate in our country. Quit criticizing my fren, be APART of the solution.
    one word of advice “ROD” – start to be positive, then MAYBE, just MAYBE people will do the same. oh, one more thing, quite being so ignorant.. it’s not attractive…….. (smile)

    anyhow, my 2 cents….

  8. Philly girl says:

    These crime need to stop I am a proud american an some times I my self dont want to go there stop the killing people lets live as one god loves you all

  9. eyes says:

    rip cry an to the family just hold the faith an take it one at a time main!

  10. Backatown Mi Seh says:

    RIP Cry……..That’s my Lil sister Dad….he was a wonderful dad, he always go n get her n go ride with her on his bike around town in Dangriga and she always go spend time with where ever he live at….i might add, he use to bring out the prettiest bike…… I know my sister going to miss you Cry, ….Jahlaine going to miss you. And she looks like u every day. I know my mom is taking it hard too.

  11. from RICHAWN&MYESHIA LEWIS says:

    DAD WE LOVE U WITH ALL OUR HEARTS….. IT ‘S HARD FOR US TO EXCEPT THAT U ARE GONE. WHEN WE WERE TOLD THAT WE LOST U, OUR HEARTS WERE TORN. MYESHIA AND I HELD EACH OTHER ALL NIGHT HOPING THAT IT WAS JUST A BAD DREAM… AS WE WRITE WE ARE STILL IN DENIAL… WE WANT THE PHONE TO RING AND HEAR UR VOICE SAY “WAT UP MY RICH RICH AND MY LIL MO MO; NOW ALL WE HAVE ARE MEMORIES AND PICTURES OF US ON YOUR BEACH CRUISER. WE WILL FOREVER MISSSSSS YOU DADDY….WE LOVE U RICHAWN & MYESHIA LEWIS…….(RIP DAD)

  12. shante welch says:

    RIP (CRY)

  13. Griga Queen says:

    If u was a worthless man who dont take care of his kids, then this would have been just a gun violence done unto someone else……but what ppl dont know is that U were a one of a kind, a man who take care of his Children, hustle to make sure they were str8, u stay to ur self, take care of urs, love ur kids, u just had ur first son the other day. SORRY i missed the Funeral, which i know i dont want my last memory of u in a casket but the lovely memories of u will live in ur children.
    God aint sleeping, i believe in the most high when men (CJ System) fail us many times…..So who so ever done this?…..Nuff SUFFERING den down di work.
    RIP CRY…..ur in a better place and best gift of all? ur an “ANGEL” for ur children now.

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