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Mar 27, 2017

Randy Green, Formerly Accused of Joshua Abraham Murder, is Shot Dead

Randy Green

Kelly Street is located off a busy intersection in the city; it was the venue of yet another murder in broad daylight on Saturday afternoon.  Randy Green, who was recently freed of the 2011 of young Joshua Abraham, was executed at three-thirty in the afternoon while he sat inside a carpentry shop. But was Green’s murder triggered by the double murder hours earlier? News Five’s Duane Moody reports.


Duane Moody, Reporting

The carnage continued into Saturday afternoon. The hustle and bustle at the busy intersection at Cinderella Plaza, off Kelly Street and Freetown Road, did not deter yet another murder, just a block away from the double murder of Nelson Noralez and Byron Marshall. Around three-thirty p.m., thirty-year-old Randy Green was executed as he reportedly socialized with several others inside a yard on Kelly Street. At least one gunman is said to have exited a vehicle and opened fire on Green, hitting thirty-seven year old Tyrone Lamb in the process.


Dezerie Phillips

ACP Dezerie Phillips, Regional Commander, Eastern Division North

“Around three-forty-five p.m., one Randy Green was fatally shot whilst inside a carpentry shop on Freetown Road. Investigation revealed that Green was inside this compound along with other persons when a gunman walked into the compound and fired shots, fatally wounding him.”


Green, along with Michael Young, was recently exonerated of the murder of Joshua Abraham. Abraham was an innocent nine-year-old student who was killed back on September ninth, 2011 as he was reportedly caught in a crossfire between rival Belize City groups. After five years on pretrial detention, the court determined that Green and Young had no case to answer to and were free to go home.


Patrick “Faada” Henry

Patrick “Faada” Henry, Kelly Street Resident

“Our community is getting like Bagdad. I have been saying it for over fifteen to twenty years. Even from the top, you are seeing leaders involved in corruption, so why are you not going to see all communities facing the same kinda problem? Three murders in less than [twenty-four] hours on Kelly Street; it is sending a message. When I see a child on Kelly Street fall, then it feels to me like it’s also my child that falls. Yes I know this little boy. This little boy name has also been called in things that he doesn’t even do.”


But was Green’s murder connected to the double murder hours earlier?


ACP Dezerie Phillips

“None at this time to suggest that they are connected but we are following up on all leads. We are looking at different theories, but nothing to concretely suggest that they are linked.”


There are police checkpoints in proximity to the three murders on north side Belize. According to Assistant Commissioner of Police, the police department has re-strategized its patrols and operations to prevent any possible retaliation or additional violent incidents in the area.


ACP Dezerie Phillips

“We have reconfigured our patrolling strategy and since these two incidents occurred, we’ve also re-strategized our operational aspect within the area and so we have beefed up presence covering not only that area but also surrounding areas. If you may look around, you will also notice that we have also mounted a bridge operation covering all the four bridges within Belize City as well.”


Six persons have since been detained in connection with this murder. Duane Moody for News Five.


News Five understands that Lamb, who was a second person injured in the shooting, has since been treated and released from the K.H.M.H. 

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