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Feb 15, 2018

Woman Held, two More Sought in Gangland Killing of Tyrone Gibson

Tyrone Gibson

A woman has been detained in connection with the latest murder in the city. Police hope she can provide them with information that will help them crack the murder of Tyrone Gibson. The twenty-year-old south side resident, affiliated with the PIV gang, was killed last Friday night as he stood across from the Michael Finnegan Market, inside rival gang territory. But he was actually waiting for a young woman, who is believed to have lured him to his death having called him by phone just prior to the murder.  Today, Assistant Superintendent Alejandro Cowo confirmed that Gibson was killed because of a rivalry between two gangs. Here’s the latest on that investigation.


Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“Reference the murder of Tyrone Gibson, which occurred last week, Police is following that investigation. They were able to retrieve surveillance footage from within the area. At this moment, we are looking for a vehicle. Also, a female was detained so we can see what information we can gather from her and that can lead us into the investigation.”


Andrea Polanco

“Does this female have any affiliation with any of the gangs?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“She lives in one of the neighbourhoods there but I cannot tell you if she is an affiliate of that gang.”



“Sir, so this female, were you all able to track her through cell phone number or through word of mouth?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“It is based on the investigation that we have been carrying out, interviewing persons and on the footage that we had retrieved. We followed certain information that led us to that female there.”


Andrea Polanco

“So, now you are only looking for one or two persons?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“We are still looking for two other persons we believe were involved in that shooting.”


Andrea Polanco

“I know you haven’t been able to make a connection if it’s gang related – at least the last time you had said you hadn’t made that connection as yet but it was an angle you were pursuing?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Yeah the investigation is pointing out that it was a feud between two of the gangs here in Belize City.”

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