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Jan 7, 2013

Harris shot and killed in his car

Marlon Harris

The third murder victim on Saturday was Marlon Harris, also known as Lippo. Harris was driving into Belize City when he was shot and killed by someone in another vehicle. It happened at the western entrance of the City at about eight o’clock p.m.  Marlon’s body was pulled out of the bullet ridden vehicle and transported to the hospital.


Duane Moody, Reporting

Traffic was diverted near mile two on the George Price Highway just after eight on Saturday night. But while it appeared to be an accident as a Toyota corolla car was found in the ditch off the pavement, it was in fact the third murder for the day. Thirty-three year old Marlon Harris, also known as “Lippo,” was slumped over the steering wheel of his car after being shot. Harris, a resident of the Faber’s Road area, was driving to Belize City; upon reaching in front of Foam Factory another vehicle drove up alongside and a gunman fired several shots at the vehicle; mortally wounding Harris.


Raphael Martinez

Raphael Martinez, Police Press Officer

“Police visited mile 2 on the George Price Highway where they saw a dark green four-door Toyota corolla car on a ditch on the right hand side of the highway facing towards Belize City. Police also observed five apparent bullet holes on the driver’s side of the vehicle and on the driver’s seat they saw thirty-three year old Marlon Danny Harris of a Lionel Street address in Belize City with gunshot wounds to the abdomen. Initial investigation revealed that approximately 8:20 p.m. on the same date, several gunshots were heard in the area and the car was later found with Harris inside. The body was transported to the K.H.M.H. where it was pronounced dead on arrival as police continue their investigation.”


While police say that Harris is a known criminal figure, there are no leads into the murder.

Alden Dawson


Supt. Alden Dawson, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“Young man Harris; that was the last of the three murders that we had and at this time there is no tangible evidence at this time, but we are working on that murder as well. We have no lead at this time as it relates to that murder.”


While his family denied comment, they say that he will be remembered as a loving person. Harris leaves behind a twelve year old son and a one year old daughter. Duane Moody for News Five.


While a motive for the murder has not been established, “Lippo” has been before the court for a number of offences including theft. And in 2008, he was charged for Rape along with Giovanni Lauriano, who was murdered in July, 2010. 

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3 Responses for “Harris shot and killed in his car”

  1. Simone says:

    hang with a dog and you catch his fleas-just what he deserves after hanging with nose and being his partner in crime all these years

  2. Storm says:

    It was only a matter of time for his chosen criminal path to reach its early end.

    Another illustration of the bad decision a woman makes to have a child with a criminal. Too often it’s a cycle of wasted living that repeats itself. I hope this time it turns out better.

  3. Missing you says:

    His name is spelt ‘Jiovanni’ & that gives no one a right to take away another man’s life but as is shown in your narrow minded comments, Belize is full of that kind of people that see faces but don’t know stories.

    R.I.P Nose & Lippo

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