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Apr 23, 2014

Adult and teenager charged for firearm offenses

Edward Westby

Shortly after Patrick Bevans was gunned down in the Jane Usher Boulevard area early this morning; police set chased after a teenager who they caught up with and who was seen handing over a gun to a businessman.  The weapon turned out to be a license nine millimeter pistol which belonged to Edward Westby, a Mechanic of Faber’s Road in Belize City.  The teenager has been identified as nineteen year old Malik Stuart, a resident of an Antelope Street address. The businessman, in the presence of attorney Simeon Sampson, was charged alone for the offense of abetment to carrying a firearm. 

Malik Stuart

Stuart was read two criminal offenses, one count of carrying a firearm without being granted a gun license and one count of carrying ammunitions without being granted a license by the commissioner of police, after being found in possession of Westby’s pistol and eleven rounds of matching ammunition.  Both pleaded not guilty to the charge and while Stuart could not be granted bail since his offense falls under the firearms act, bail was granted only to Westby in the sum of one thousand dollars.  Both Westby and Stuart are due back in Court on June eighteenth.

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1 Response for “Adult and teenager charged for firearm offenses”

  1. Jermaine Jones says:

    do the police have any known priors with malik, was the weapon a 18 shooter 9 mm. if so 9 expended shells was found on the scene 11 found in the 9mm license firearm that was seen by police handing over to Edward by malik. why didn’t they check the weapon to see if the rounds found on the scene is the same…

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