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Nov 18, 2013

Paul Alvarez shot for a second time in less than a year

Paul Alvarez Jr.

A Belize City man is tonight recovering after being shot in the face. Paul Alvarez Jr., aka “Paulie”, became the latest shooting victim on Friday night after he was injured during an incident at the corner of Lovely Lane and Victoria Street. Alvarez, it is reported, was talking to an aunt when a lone gunman on bicycle rode up to him and put a gun to his head. He tried to dodge the gun and was shot in the face. This is the second time for this year that Paul Alvarez Jr. has been shot and lived to tell the tale. In January 2013, he was shot four times inside Ming Ming Shop, a grocery store, just a couple meters away. News Five spoke to his sister who says that Alvarez is currently recovering and is in a stable condition at the K.H.M.H.

 

Voice of: Sister of Shooting Victim

“Friday night, my lee bredda left from ih pa hosue with one of ih cousin—gwen dah the chiney go buy wah beer. When ih reach out there so on the lane now, ih gone to my ma and my ma tell ahn, bwai yo gial just call and say make yo come home. So he tell my ma, he noh gwen home right now cause he no got no money and he noh gwen in with no money. And less than five minutes ih cross the street from my ma and ih stand up di fool with one of ih auntie and dehn di run joke and thing when wah person on a bicycle ride up into ahn. Everybody mi deh out there at the time because dah mi about seven-forty-five the thing happen. The person ride up on the bicycle into ahn. His back mi turn across the street to Victoria and the person come from Lovely Lane side, put the gun dah ih head and when he feel the gun dah ih head, he draw back way and the gun slip down to ih jaw. The person fire one shot and dah that ketch ahn ina ih jaw and the bullet goen down to the throat and ih mi stuck dah ih throat. When ih reach dah Theatre, ih mi still di talk and everything and dehn ker ahn in and do surgery on him. Ih take like four hours in surgery; the bullet mi lodge dah ih throat so they mi have wah hard time fi take it out and thing. But right now ih okay and ih di do much better now. This dah noh the first time…first time dehn shot up at him in the chiney and he defend himself with a water jug thing. But I understand that dah di same person weh shot ahn the last time, send the gunman again to ahn this time and the person shot ahn one time ina ih face and ride off.”

 

Albert Robinson

Within three days of active investigation into the latest shooting incident, police have been able to crack the case and charge one Belize City man. This morning, twenty year old Albert Robinson, a construction worker of a Prince Street address, was arraigned in the magistrate’s court, where he was charged with one count each of attempted murder, dangerous harm and use of deadly means of harm. Robinson appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer in the presence of his attorney, Anthony Sylvester. No plea was taken and he was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until December thirtieth, when he is scheduled to reappear before the courts. 

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1 Response for “Paul Alvarez shot for a second time in less than a year”

  1. talk too much says:

    isn’t this the guy that washes cars by the court. I guess he has 9 lives. If the shot you in your mouth it must be because you talk too much. IDK. Just my opinion.

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