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Oct 3, 2017

Police Hunt Brazen Killer of Dorian Sutherland Following Fatal Argument

Dorian Sutherland

In the Old Capital, police continue to look for a man that committed a brazen murder around five o’clock on Monday on La Croix Boulevard. Dorian Sutherland, a father of two girls, was killed by a single shot to the face fired by a gunman, who he knew, and with whom he had an argument just prior to his murder.  The bone of contention is reportedly over a quantity of weed.  His common-law-wife was at home, blocks away, when Sutherland lost his life. News Five’s Duane Moody reports.


Duane Moody, Reporting

Just after five o’clock on Monday evening, the blast of a single shot echoed on La Croix Boulevard several blocks away from the Complex Building in the Lake Independence Division. Thirty-one-year-old Dorian Sutherland had been gunned down, shot once to the face at close range by a man with whom he had a quarrel just minutes before. Although he was gravely injured, Sutherland got up and ran down Police Street and collapsed behind a berry tree and died. Police were called out just after the shooting and taken to the spot where they processed the scene before transporting Sutherland’s body to the K.H.M.H. morgue.


Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City [File: October 2nd, 2017]

“At about five p.m. that a male person was shot at La Croix Boulevard. As a result police proceeded to corner Linda Vista and Police Street. Thereafter they were taken inside of a house about a hundred feet from Linda Vista where they observed the motionless body of Dorian Sutherland with a gunshot wound to the body. All we can tell you at this moment is that he was somewhere at the Linda Vista when he had an altercation with somebody and as a result an argument ensued and he ended up being shot.”


Sutherland grew up in the area and when he was not working in construction, he earned his keep at the car wash at the corner of La Croix Boulevard and Police Street. His common-law-wife lives several blocks away on Police Street and was in disbelief when she was notified that the father of her two daughters had been killed. She confirms that Sutherland was detained at the Raccoon Street Police Station and had just been released.


Voice of: Common-law Wife of Murder Victim

“They just come fi me from home and they tell me how ih get shot and that ih dead. They ker me dah the scene and I wait for like an hour before they processed the scene and after that dah soh dehn make I goen see ahn. Nobody really tell me nothing. When I reach there, they just mi di bring ahn out. And they tell me that they mi wah give me five minutes fi see ahn. I see that ih had like one head shot, blood all over ih face, pants half way like ih mi run, shirt deh way up yah like ih mi di run and ih look like ih mi gasp fi air. Look like ih mi deh down deh wah while before police dehn reach deh.”


But what could have triggered such a cold-blooded act of violence against Sutherland and why? Some say that a large quantity of weed may be at the center of the argument which triggered the homicide. But according to his common-law wife, she didn’t know Sunny, as he is affectionately known, to have enemies.


Voice of: Common-law Wife

“The last time I see ahn dah Wednesday and ih noh tell me nothing. Ih noh tell me nothing and I noh know why. Usually we woulda talk about things but he noh tell me nothing; nothing, nothing, nothing. Yes, I heard about the quarrel but apart from that, I noh know nothing. All I hear ih mi di quarrel with somebody; dehn gone and come back. They noh tell me dah who, nothing and I noh want know the person and I noh want know nothing cause I have my kids dehn and I noh want no retaliation cause he dah who usually protect me. So nobody deh yah to protect me again so whatever happened I just want left it like that.”


Sunny was the breadwinner for his common-law wife and their three-year and four-month old daughters. The couple has been together four years; his wife describes the man behind the dreads.


Voice of: Common-law Wife

“Caring, love me love my kids through everything. He sticks side of me and he make I know noh care what, I will never lef your side; I will neva lef mama dehn. I will try my best and I wah work hard just fi make I come back home babe. And I tell ahn once you prove to me that you willing fi do that, I noh mind ride with you.”


Police say today that the suspect in this latest homicide remains at large. Duane Moody for News Five.

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