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May 9, 2017

Teenager Charged for Shooting of Telswin Lara

Dane Khalil Gillett

Police have made an arrest in a shooting in the city of Telswin Lara on Sunday on Arlington Drive. This morning, eighteen-year-old Dane Khalil Gillett, a resident of Pinks Alley, Belize City was taken to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court where he appeared before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza and was read two criminal and indictable offenses for grievous harm and use of deadly means of harm with a firearm upon Lara. Magistrate Mendoza explained to the teenager that since the offense is alleged to have been committed with the use of a firearm, bail cannot be granted and that he must apply to the Supreme Court.  With that, Gillett was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until July twenty-eighth, 2017. Lara was shot at around one o’clock on Sunday morning while watching television inside his house. He heard someone knocking at his door and when checking through his window, he saw Gillett, whom he knew for the past three years. Gillett approached and fired shots at him causing his injuries. Lara was transported to the K.H.M.H. for medical treatment and is listed in a stable condition.  In court, the prosecutor told the magistrate that the charge is expected to be upgraded against Gillett for Lara’s shooting.

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