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Apr 3, 2017

Accused Guatemalan Carjacker Killed in ‘No Man’s Land’

A Guatemalan national identified as twenty-one-year-old Bryan Geovanny Corado was murdered on Sunday night in an area on the Belize side of the O.A.S. Adjacency Zone known as El Champon.  Corado has been described by local police as a member of a transborder criminal outfit operating from Melchor de Mencos.  He was recently released from the Belize Central Prison after spending time for the armed carjacking of ASP Selvyn Tillett in March 2016.  Sometime around ten p.m., Corado was socializing at an establishment in an area also known as No Man’s Land when he was approached by a lone assailant who opened fire on him.  Ironically, the incident took place a stone’s throw away from where Belizean bus driver Carlos Manzanero was also shot and killed on March seventeenth.  According to officials at the Belize Western Border, Corado was deported to Guatemala last Wednesday after serving a stint at the Hattieville prison.  Since being repatriated, he had been seen hanging out at the bar on a number of occasions.  Interestingly, while the deadly shooting occurred on this side of the Adjacency Zone, a criminal investigation is being handled by Guatemalan police, as it is believed that Corado was fatally attacked by a fellow citizen.  Corado was released from prison after the complainant in an armed robbery case against him declined to pursue legal action.

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