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May 28, 2012

Tropicana style murder and shooting of Mayen brothers

By the time the weekend was over, three persons had been murdered. In the Old Capital, two were shot and killed. Car dealer Anthony Mayen and his two brothers left Tropicana Lounge, where they had been partying, at about four o’clock on Sunday morning. As soon as they got into their vehicle, they were ambushed by two armed men. Anthony did not survive the multiple shots that hit him on various parts of his body. One of his brothers was also injured, while the other was unharmed. Police say they are following all leads in their investigation. News Five’s Jose Sanchez reports.

 

Jose Sanchez, Reporting

The Tropicana Lounge, near the cruise tourism port, was the scene of a Sunday morning murder that took the life of forty two year old Anthony Mayen.

Anthony Mayen

Mayen and his brothers were shot at repeatedly after they got into this old model Mercedes Benz.

 

Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

“Sometime around four a.m. yesterday morning, Anthony Mayen and his brothers exited Tropicana Lounge and upon entering his Mercedes Benz that was parked not too far from Tropicana Lounge, two armed men on foot opened fire on them hitting Mayen several times all over the body. Mayen was transported to K.H.M.H. where he succumbed to his injuries. Another person that was with him, Darren Mayen, received a gunshot wound—not critical—he is admitted to ward at the K.H.M.H.”

 

Fitzroy Yearwood

Jose Sanchez

“This happened in the presence of other people of the club. Were there witnesses?”

 

Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Jose, I’m unable to comment on that. This is a very young investigation, very delicate investigation and we hope to make an arrest in this. So we will just leave it open.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Is there any indication that it may be gang related or drug related?”

 

Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Well, we are still looking for a motive; I wouldn’t want to speculate.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Has the Mayen family been cooperated with you—the brother, Darren, who is in a stable condition?”

 

Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Let’s leave that part for the investigators. Like I said, this is very early in the investigation and we know how the streets are brutal to witnesses. So it’s best we just leave certain comment out.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Do we know how many shots were fired at that grey Mercedes Benz?”

 

Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“All I can say at this time is several.”

 

The car, riddled with holes, tells the tale that Anthony Mayen received three wounds to the abdomen, one  to the chest, two to the right arm pit, one to the right side of his back, and one to the right arm. The car dealer’s brother, Darren, was grazed while Kirk Mayen was lucky to remain unharmed. Reporting for News Five, Jose Sanchez.

 

The matriarch of the family arrived from the United States late this evening. The family declined to comment.

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15 Responses for “Tropicana style murder and shooting of Mayen brothers”

  1. Storm says:

    The murders must be stopped — give the killers a fair conviction, and hang them all. No mercy, no exceptions.

  2. Rod says:

    These are Spanish that means no one will be found for these murders and even if they are they will get off as usual belizeans we are now moving into a race war in Belize if you black you could committ any crime and get off if you no black you can get away with murder or you can bring in containers of illegal drugs and if you get caught all you have to say is you didn’t order that and you gone free so to all belizeans who are not black watch out.

  3. MJB says:

    I really don’t know what kind of investigation the police did with regards to this murder but they sure have all the information wrong. First off, he was not partying at Tropicana. He was sleeping and called out of his bed and told that his car had been riddled with bullets in front of the Tropicana nightclub. He came out to check up on things and after they were able to start the car they took off; he in his and his girl in the bullet riddled car. Sadly, shortly after, the car was involved in another accident around the Marine Parade. Since he and his wife were involved in a dispute he simply went ahead with two of his companions with him. What happened thereafter remains unknown since the two people with him refuse to talk. Everything that happened is quite strange!

  4. eric says:

    @ Rod

    “The world is not divided between East and West. You are American, I am Iranian. We don’t know each other, but we talk together and we understand each other perfectly. The difference between you and your government is much bigger than the difference between you and me. And the difference between me and my government is much bigger than the difference between me and you. And our governments are very much the same”.

    Marjane Satrapi, Iranian Graphic Novelist

    Did you note the part where she said “and our governments are very much the same”? When will you blind Belizeans realize that this is exactly what your masters and your masters masters want? This method has served them well in the days when slavery was king and it is obviously serving them well now. Let the slaves fight amongst themselves and let them kill each other and surely they will not have the time to look around and see the misery that their masters have them living in. We fight amongst each other and envy each other for the little that our masters allow us and we don’t take the time to realize that the only way that you can control your slaves is by dividing them like live stock, the house slaves or Uncle Tom’s snitching and fighting against the field slaves.
    As the song goes from the reggae band Israel Vibration… “Run bredda rat, bredda puss after you Run bredda puss, bredda dog after you Tell me what you really gonna do What you gonna do? The cat chased the mouse While the dog raced the cat around the corner The vultures are waiting to see the great slaughter So they can fly down and clean up after While the big guys sit up over yonder having all the laughter While they laugh Sipping champagne Having all the best of wine They assemble to mess up your mind”. This world is only black and white because it was designed to be and I personally think it’s a slap in the face of God for hating what he has made. Why blame a man for the one thing he cannot change about himself?

  5. Busby says:

    very tasteless and disturbing to allow the posts of the commentator above called Rod to be uploaded on this story and the other murder story. Why should Rod be given an audience to spread his biggotry and racist insinuations.

  6. OriginalWoman says:

    Wow, I am impressed @eric …. Couldn’t have said it any better.

  7. Al says:

    I have said this before, it is time for the entire country to go to prayer and bind the evil spirit that has set up rule over it. This is serious, this country is in a terrible spiritual war, the enemy has set itself up to kill and destroy as many people as is possible. A simple prayer to say is this “Lord in the name of Jesus, we bind the murdering spirit that is operating over this country of Belize. I release the Holy Spirit to ambush this evil spirit and bring peace to this land. If you read this please copy and share with as many people who wants to end this awful reign of terror.

  8. Islander says:

    Rod, your stupidity never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for the good laugh, certainly not with but AT you.

  9. belmopan chic says:

    @rod , what do u expect to gain from all that bull s***

  10. jose says:

    Rod are you out of your mind or what i dont understand why they allow you to say such thing

  11. Free Speech says:

    every one has a right to their opinion, there is still free speech in Belize. and if anyone of you think that racism is not entrenched in Belize , please that a deeper look. Racism and class war is getting worse every single day…

  12. MYOB says:

    @MJB SEEMS LIKE YOU KNOW ALL THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION WE ALL THE LOOK FOR. THE POLICE NEEDS TO QUESTION YOU. HOW COULD YOU KNOW THAT THE SPOUSE CRASH ON MARIN PARADE, WAS YOU THERE AT THAT SAID MOMENT OR IN THE SPOUSE CAR TO KNOW THAT SHE CRASH THANK GOD ALOT OF HIS FRIENDS WERE THERE AT THE TROPICANA, HE WAS BUYING DRINKS FOR THEM, SO THEY CUD GIVE ACCOUNT OF HIM BEING AT THE TROPICANA THAT NIGHT. AND NO THEY DID NOT HAD ANY DISPUTE AT THE CLUB, YOU THE LISTEN TO HERE SAY STUPID A__. THE ONE WHO THEY NEED TO QUESTION IS THE DRIVER. AND IF THE CAMARA OUTSIDE OF TROPICANA PICK UP WHO BROKE UP THE SPOUSE CAR, HOW COME THE CAMERA DIDN’T PICK UP THE SHOOTING INSIDE THE TROPICANA ,AND THE POLCE THEY DIDN’T FIND ANY EXPANDED SHELL INSIDE THE TROPICANA WHERE THEY SAID HE GOT SHOT, DO THE MATHS. AND FROM MY POINT OF VIEW POLICE ARE NOT DONG THEY JOB THE RIGHT WAY, THEY NEEDED TO QUESTION ALL WHO SAW HIM THAT NIGHT AT THE TROPICANA. AND NOTE IF YOUR AT A NGHT CLUB AND YOUR CAR CANT START OR THE GLASS WAS SHATERED, THE FIRST PERSON YOU WOULD CALL IS YOUR MAN OR HUSBAND. AND THEY WERE PEOPLE WHO SAW HIM OUTSDE THE TROPICANA, HE NEVER LEFT, CAUSE HOW THE DRIVER WOULD KNOW THAT HE WAS AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE TROPICANA. ALL THESE QUESTION THEY NEED TO ASK. THEY NED TO CHECK HIS PHONE CALL TO SEE WHY HE LEFT WITHOUT TELLING THE SPOUSE HE WAS GONG HOME, AND THATS IF HE WENT HOME, BECAUSE PEOPLE SAW HIM ON HIS PHONE OUTSIDE OF THE CLUB. MAYBE IT COULD BE THAT PERSON WHO LOWER HIM TO HIS DEATH.

  13. FYI says:

    To MJB – I agree with u about questioning the type of investigation the police is or are doing with Anthony Mayen’s murder but i wouldn’t say they have all their information wrong because obviously they have no information at all. YOU on the other hand should be investigated because u surely seems to know a lot. How do u know he was sleeping when he got a call and not at Tropicana partying when many people saw him there, which he was, with his common law wife. You also mentioned several incidents which had occurred during that night that not many people would know. Everything does seem quit strange and You surely seem to know a lot why not help the police with the investigation since they are in desperate need of it.

  14. tk says:

    you guys need to stop talk a lot of $#!% okay non of us kno what really went on… stop blaming the wife she had $#!% to do with that in this time of grief you guys make it really worse on her.. she didn’t call him out of his bed actually i was with her i live with them!! they were not in any dispute you bunch of ediots they were quiet fine… his companions are the ones to blame why don’t they say what really went on.. they keep saying he got shot by the night club but hello the camera didn’t pick up any of that footage….

  15. OriginalWoman says:

    ROD ARE YOU SERIOUS???? I already figured out you are both ignorant and arrogant. However I now see you are also a racist. I KNOW GOOD WHITE PEOPLE EXIST. But face the true story, not his story …… The white race is the master race of ALL GREED, HATRED, RACIST VIEWS, CORRUPTION AND ABNORMAL SEXUAL PRACTICES. GANGS AND GANG LIKE MENTALITIES STARTED WAY BACK WHEN WITH EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION, ie: COWBOYS and the VERY POPULAR ORGANIZED MAFIAS. So take a good look in the mirror, and face the FACT THAT YOUR RACE is responsible for ALL the abov6e. You taught every criminal in the world how to be evil and distructive! YOU ARE SOWING WHAT YOU REAPED. Presently you are the heads or leaders of this world. One day you will become the TAIL!!!

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