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Jun 13, 2017

One Detained in Belmopan for Omar Barahona Murder

Omar Barahona Jr.

Omar Barahona Junior was shot seven times and killed as he attended a going away party in his honor on Saturday night. The twenty-one-year-old from Cotton Tree was socializing with a cousin and twenty-year-old Devon Brooks when a man fired several shots at the trio; seven of those caught Barahona Junior, one hit Brooks in the leg and the cousin escaped unhurt.  Both authorities and the family have said that Barahona Junior was not the target; from all indications the bullets were meant for Brooks. Brooks, we learnt, is someone who has been on the wrong side of the law multiple times.  Police said today that they have one man detained who is being questioned in connection with the homicide.  The family is preparing to lay him to rest on Wednesday, but on Monday, Barahona Senior reflected on his only son’s life.


Omar Barahona Sr.

Omar Barahona Sr., Father of Deceased

“He was fun with the kids. When he is with the family having fun, he is like the comedian around the crowd. He wasn’t a person that give trouble. He was a nice son.  I only have one son and one daughter. And it is like a part of us – it is really hard when we go into the house, especially at night. If the police would find him and say that is my son’s killer, I will visit him at the prison and I will tell him personally that I forgive him for what he has done.

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