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Jul 18, 2017

Police take up death of Hammond Lemoth as murder investigation

Hammond Lemoth

While police continue to look for a Belize City resident in connection with the recent murder of Phillip Samuels, Regional Commander for the Eastern Division South jurisdiction, Superintendent Marco Vidal says that they are also seeking suspects in the murder of Hammond Lemoth. Lemoth succumbed to multiple gunshot injuries last Thursday, almost two months after the incident. He was inside a barber shop on Central American Boulevard when a gunman ran into the shop and opened fire at him and a patron. While a motive has still not been established in the murder, Vidal says that investigators have an idea of who is responsible.


Supt. Marco Vidal, Regional Commander, Eastern Division South

Supt. Marco Vidal

“So now there is a murder investigation. We are seeking suspects in that matter as well. The investigation is ongoing and we pretty much have an idea as to who the person is so it is just a matter of putting that together then we shall be making an arrest very shortly.”



“Can you release any information in terms of the investigation? What caused the murder? Was it gang-related? Any extra or additional information in terms of that incident?”


Supt. Marco Vidal

“No, I don’t want to go into any details at this time or else it would be speculation.”

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