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Oct 1, 2012

Fisherman also brutally gunned down

Trevor Johnson

Twenty-four hours later gunshots shook the old capital again.  A fisherman later identified as Trevor Johnson of Regent Street West was shot multiple times to the right temple, jaw, arm and the abdomen.  A gunman in hot pursuit of Johnson chased him from Mahogany to Hondo Street. Though wounded he managed to reach Nargusta Street where the gunman finished him off.  Duane Moody reports.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

Thirty-one year old fisherman, Trevor Anthony Johnson, was brutally murdered around one a.m. on Sunday. It is believed that he was on his way home after visiting relatives on Zacaranda Street in the St. Martin De Porres Area. Johnson apparently ran from at least one gunman on Mahogany Street, then on to Hondo Street and collapsed in front of Jian’s Store on Nargusta Street, where the gunman shot him multiple times to the head.

 

Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

Fitzroy Yearwood

“CIB personnel responded to a scene on Nargusta Street in Belize City where they saw a Creole descent male person; now identified as Trevor Anthony Johnson, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the right temple, right jaw, right arm and the abdomen. Initial investigation reveals that Johnson around one-twelve a.m. was chased by a gunman form mahogany street into Hondo Street where he was shot. He was able to escape the gunman but was again approached on Nargusta Street where he was fatally wounded.”

 

Duane Moody

“We understand that he ran for his life…”

 

Sidney Richard

Sidney Richard, Friend of Murder Victim

“That is what I get to understand too—he ran for his life—and that was wrong.”

 

Duane Moody

“So you believe that he would have known who his killer was?”

 

Sidney Richard

“I think so; definitely.”

 

Duane Moody

“Do you know why anyone would want to kill him?”

 

Raquel Welch, Ex-Step Mother of Murder Victim

“I don’t have the slightest idea cause he is a nice person.”

 

Duane Moody

“…not known for gangs or anything bad?”

 

Raquel Welch

“No, no gang, no nothing. He’s just a fisherman from sea to home; home to sea and hang out with his son.”

 

Johnson was last seen by his family last week Sunday; they were shocked to learn of his demise.

 

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch

“He work hard, he go to sea, from sea to home. He would be here drinking—from drinking and hanging out with his son back to work to the sea; he come and go.”

 

Duane Moody

“When was the last time that you guys saw him?”

 

Raquel Welch

“Last week Sunday; that was the last time. I had my little eating and drinking for my birthday and he was right here having fun with us and that was the last time I saw him. He went to the Cayes to work and he came in back and to go right out back and this happen.”

 

Johnson too was not known to be a troublemaker according to family and friends.

 

Sidney Richards

“He’s one of my best friends; he is a nice guy. He is a person that noh give problems and noh hurt nobody. So I wanna know weh gone on. And whoever do it is wrong.”

 

Raquel Welch

“Me personally will always remember him backing his son—anywhere he goes he will take Kyle with him—that’s the main thing I will remember; always has his son on his neck. Anywhere he goes; as he comes in from Caye, he would pick up his son and take him.”

 

This tragedy has left seven year old Kyle Johnson without a father. Anyone with information on the murder is asked to please contact the police or Crime Stoppers Belize at 0-800-922-TIPS. Duane Moody for News Five.

 

While police are investigating these murders, this afternoon, the urban gun violence continued in the Old Capital as Oscar Bradley was injured in a shooting on Sittee Street just after one p.m.  Bradley was reportedly shot on the leg and transported to the K.H.M.H.  Police were immediately on the scene.

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5 Responses for “Fisherman also brutally gunned down”

  1. Storm says:

    Most of our professional killers are well-known. Hon. John Salazar has to get serious about providing security against them — chase them, harass them, cut them down when they break the law.

    I read once ago about a police unit like that in Los Angeles called “the Hat Squad.” Instead of responding to crime reports, they identified the worst criminals, and tracked them until they caught them in a crime, then — BOOM-BOOM! It was only 4 or 6 detectives, not more, and they were VERY effective, no questions asked.

    100 dead gangsters and we will all live better.

  2. Curious says:

    With so many seemingly, apparently, innocent good men being executed in our streets, one must stop and consider, they are being killed for not joining up with or for the bad influences who are doing these nasty things to our Belizean people and persons. Maybe they are being killed off to make others choose the bad life? I have no answers, but truly want to know. Maybe we are having some of our good men preyed upon to make a lasting impression for others to fear them and not joining them. When will the GOB do something about all this or are they a part of this?

  3. Storm says:

    Most of our professional killers are well-known. Hon. John Salazar has to get serious about providing security against them — chase them, harass them, cut them down when they break the law.

    I read once ago about a police unit like that in Los Angeles called “the Hat Squad.” Instead of responding to crime reports, they identified the worst criminals, and tracked them until they caught them in a crime, then — BOOM-BOOM! It was only 4 or 6 detectives, not more, and they were VERY effective, no questions asked.

    It later grew into a bigger unit, the Special Investigations Unit, which perfected and formalized the tactics. Man for man, they shot more criminals than any other part of LAPD. It was controversial, criminal defense lawyers hated the unit [and politicians eventually closed it down], but it was the right idea. Here’s a link to a thought-provoking article about it: http://articles.latimes.com/1988-09-25/news/mn-3844_1_special-investigations

    100 dead gangsters and we will all live better.

  4. Rod says:

    You must resign barrow resign or their will be no one left to govern how can you sleep at night knowing that all these murders are due to your incompetence bring back the hanging penalty until this is done nothing will change I have been saying this for years and hundreds of people have died due to the inaction of barrow and his gov they are impotent on crime.

  5. unknown says:

    I personally think they should bring back the hang penalty kill one and we will have less murders of innocent people. Right now everyone fears out little country Belize and that should not be as this is our home and our jewel stop the crime

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