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Jan 13, 2014

…Suspect of murder, Patrick Bevans, shot by police

ASP Calbert Flowers

Police have since detained two men in connection with the murder; one of whom is currently at the K.H.M.H. following another shooting that happened just before ten that night. Members of the Belize Defense Force (BSAG) were on Jane Usher Boulevard Extension conducting a house search when they saw twenty-two year old Patrick Bevans jump the fence and flee the area. Bevans, was wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of McDonald. Bevans was pursued and when police caught up with him they claim he tried to take control of a soldier’s weapon. Another soldier, according to the police, used his police issued M-four Carbine weapon and fired a single shot at the Bevans. Assistant Superintendent Calbert Flowers explains.

 

ASP Calbert Flowers, Deputy O.C., Precinct 2, Belize City Police Department

“Immediately after this incident, investigation started and police officers responded to that seen, they were following up a lead in the Jane Usher Boulevard area, they were pursuing a suspect and this suspect, information received that a confrontation began, he tried to wrestle a firearm of one of the law enforcement officers out there. Subsequently the firearm discharged and that person was injured. That investigation is ongoing; we are trying to get to the bottom of exactly what happened out there. That person is currently in the hospital receiving treatment at this time. The investigation is pretty young, it is going and we are exploring all angles, the officers out there where in the process of apprehending this fellow when this incident occurred. His name has been called in the investigation, so we will need to interview that person.”

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