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Aug 10, 2012

Bowen said he recently met man with the M4 carbine

Elias Hernandez

Steven Bowen Junior was shot by law enforcement officers in San Pedro on Tuesday. He was with Elias Hernandez and Lucio Salazar; all three were accused of being part of a group of about ten, who were intimidating residents with high powered weapons on the north end of Ambergris Caye. Bowen says he knows nothing about the weapons that the officers demanded from them. But, as we reported on Wednesday, the person in a picture previously released by police which was labeled as Alexander Mazariego was actually Hernandez and he was, in fact holding a high powered weapon. Bowen is still hospitalized under police guard, but in a telephone interview today, he told News Five he’s only known Hernandez a few weeks.


Via Phone: Steven Bowen Jr., Shot by Police

Lucio Salazar

“I know Hernandez for the past three weeks. I just recently get fi know he. He neva bring no gun round me, we neva had nothing like dat. We only had two machete. It was three of us and with two machetes. The caretaker, he is one of our friends. I know him for like two months now, I usually go and hang out with him—ker a little bottle rum for him and hang out with him right there. But most ah di time, we deh right pan di dock, everybody pass weh, di island ferry come, meet weh deh, people come and pick up sea grapes wid we. I don’t know weh dehn di talk about how we mi di terrorize di area, di walk bout di area wid big gun and lotta thing. Nothing like dat noh mi di happen. I have wah witness several houses down from weh pah I mi di hang out, he saw me most of di time and he told me I could get water from di house if I wanted. So when he heard di shots rang off, he directly went to my father and asked my father to make sure if it was me and if I’m okay.”


Steven Bowen Jr.

Delahnie Bain

“So since you’ve known the guy Hernandez, you don’t know anything about whatever weapons he might have?”


Via Phone: Steven Bowen Jr.

“I noh know bout no weapon he have and he neva produce no weapons front ah me fi di past three weeks weh I mi deh wid ah, di past three weeks I’ve known him.”

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5 Responses for “Bowen said he recently met man with the M4 carbine”

  1. Islander., says:

    Liar,liar!!! Steven, remember …tell who your friends are, and I ll tell you who you are!!!!!!, and the Hernandez guy, I knew he got familiar, I do think the police need to get thier stories right, those type of mistakes can’t be happening, this are the things that make. People loose trust in the system, I’m not saying your makin it up, but get our game tight…Bowen you and those guys know very well that you guys go up north to hussel and chance people to get quick money trying to play badman,,so quit the crying and the media shouldn’t even be giving people like you importance,,, you were lucky to survive… I hope. To god you learn your lesson!!!

  2. Storm says:

    I guess Bowen just had the bad luck to be in the wrong remote place at the wrong time. If I were on his jury, I would . . . convict. You lay with a dog, you get up with fleas.

  3. KRV says:

    This needs to STOP…Jail these BOYS….I live north of San Pedro and its sad to say that yes there are MANY who are walking the Beach with Deadly weapons….Its really scary NOT EVEN THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM try to do nothing bout it….PLEASE keep doing what you doing Cause dis haf fi stop!

  4. Z says:

    FOOL di talk! If u want look FOOL then LISTEN!

  5. BMNJ says:

    Al Qaeda and Taliban have one thing in common – they are terrorists. Likewise, Elias Hernandez and Steven Bowen Jr. have one thing in common – they are criminals and they are worshipping the devil.

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