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May 27, 2016

Zachary Knox is Finally Charged for Shooting at Chester Williams

Zachary Knox

After being released from the K.H.M.H., nineteen year Zachary Knox is tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison. “Yankee,” as he is popularly known, claims he was badly beaten following a shooting involving Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams. Late this evening, he was arraigned for aggravated assault with a firearm upon Williams along with one count of use of deadly means of harm upon Mark Vernon, a Belize City man who was shot on May twelfth, 2016 on Euphrates Avenue. Following the Vernon shooting, ACP Williams who was in the area in a private vehicle, was shot at by a lone gun man who police believe is Knox. He spent fifteen days in the hospital recovering from injuries, and today when he appeared before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza, Knox pleaded not guilty to the offenses.  He is also facing charges for use of deadly means of harm upon Vernon along with three other men: Larry Wright, Devon Sankey and Justin Hyde. When he was taken to court he was seen with injuries to his face, but he made no report of police brutality.

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