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Apr 29, 2002

Police and gunman shoot it out on Sarstoon St.

Civilians weren’t the only ones dodging bullets over the weekend, as Belize City cops were fired upon while on duty. In the early morning hours of Sunday, officers were on mobile patrol near Central American Boulevard when they heard gunshots ring out. Police turned into Sarstoon Street where they spotted a lone cyclist, who according to them, was acting suspiciously. When they tried to question the young man, reports are he pulled out a handgun and managed to get off six shots in the direction of the officers. A shootout ensued, but the gunman escaped. Police have since detained one man, but no arrests have been made.

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