Belize City resident one of men killed on San Pedro
The investigation is spawning into a multi-agency effort as now the police have a clear link to the forty-two weapons that were stolen from the B.D.F.’s storehouse at Price Barracks in October 2011. For that to succeed, the identities of the two other deceased men must also be confirmed. The police have identified Kendale Flowers as one of the men. The Flowers family has not had a proper conversation with the department and though they have not been briefed on the encounter of their loved one, they don’t buy law enforcement’s version of the events. While they acknowledge that he was a street-figure, they don’t believe he had to be killed. Kendale, according to his aunt, is not the first Flowers brother to be killed under what they believe are suspicious circumstances.
Patricia Norris, Aunt of the Deceased
“I would like to say to the public that my nephew was not an angel; he was a well known street person. We are not condoning whatever he has done. The only thing, our only concern and our vexation is because he was killed sometime in San Pedro this Saturday and until this present moment the police department has not come to the family and give us a reason why my nephew was killed. Well, street talk did say that he was in a boat coming from we don’t really know and they were stopped by the coast guards and they were handed over to the San Pedro police alive; alive. When we get to find out about the death of my nephew, it was through his sister. We don’t know where he was killed; All we know is that he was brought in from San Pedro by the police department. We di assume to because the police nuh tell wi nuttn yet; we di assume because the news we heard this morning over the media, his body was picked up inna yard somewhere inna Yabra that’s the news that we heard.”
“And you don’t know was yet where he was shot; to what part of the body or nothing like that?”
“All we saw was one shot to the side of his head; one gunshot, we nuh si no other else shot. Mista Man me nuh know about ammunition, we nuh know about gun but when you di kill somebody when you have wah shoot out with somebody ih nuh wah be wah direct hit right dah ih head, ih have to be different. Ih have to be different, totally different, bullet wounds and suh must deh pahn ih body. Why we the family decide that we want to come to the media, my nephew was gunned down on the boulevard two months ago, two months ago in Caesar Ridge area and so far the police say dat dah wah cold case. The only thing we hear is that deh detain wah special officer weh mi di drive wah car weh kill mi nephew, afta that we nuh hear nothing else. This is why we come to the media because if the police man kill mi nephew we wah know because he was handed over to the police in San Pedro alive.”
“That is as far as you know?”
“As far as I know suh if the police man deh kill ah mek we know why because Tulu dah nuh dog.”
Norris says the family has no idea who the two unidentified men are nor do they know how Flowers got to where he was found.