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Oct 10, 2014

George Street Figure Granted Bail for Discharging Firearm

Kareem Lopez

George Street associate, Kareem Lopez, who allegedly discharged a firearm Causing Public Terror on Douglas Jones Street following the Jouvert was granted Supreme Court bail in the sum of eight thousand dollars. The judgment was contained in a written ruling dated Wednesday of this week, but it was not until today that his attorney, Kathleen Lewis, received the ruling.   There are, however, conditions to his bail and Lopez is to report to the Police Station twice a week on Mondays and Fridays. In court, there were heavy objections by the DPP’s office, which was represented by Crown Counsel, Porshia Staine on the grounds that the case against Lopez is strong and that a prima facie case has been established against him. Lopez is a deportee and the prosecution submitted that he may not show up for the case. Attorney Lewis, however, referred to a statement by the prosecution’s main witness in which a female stated that she saw someone else point a gun and fire while Lopez sat in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Lewis submitted that that the shooter was someone else other than Lopez. But in a police crackdown on September twenty-second, Lopez along with two others, Brandon Tillett, aka BET who is also a George Street associate, and Shane Harris were jointly charged with possession of a controlled drug. Lopez pleaded not guilty.  Even though he was granted bail for Causing Public Terror, he is still not free since he has to appear before the Belize City Magistrate’s Court for the drug related charge.


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