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Dec 6, 2018

Arthur “Taz” Flowers was the Intended Target, but Why?

Arthur “Taz” Flowers

By three p.m., shots rang out yet again this time at the corner of Handyside and Queen Streets. Well-known car washer, Arthur Flowers was executed, shot to the right temple by a gunman who escaped in a getaway car. The suspected car remains impounded, but police say the persons who were detained in the aftermath of the homicide have since been released. Inspector Ferrufino says that despite following several leads, a motive cannot be established because Taz, as he was affectionately known, did not have run-ins with the law. It is known, however, that Flowers was in fact the intended target.


Wilfredo Ferrufino

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino, CIB, Belize City

“Police responded to someone being shot at the corner of Handyside and Queen Streets. On arrival, police discovered a male person with what appeared to be an injury to the right side of the head. He was transported to the hospital by police and he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment. He as identified to be Arthur Flowers, a forty-seven-year-old car wash man of Handyside Street. From what police know, he was sitting at the corner of Handyside and Queen Street when a lone gunman approached him and fired a single shot which proved to be fatal for him. The investigation led to the detention of several persons and a vehicle and the matter is being investigated at this time.”


Duane Moody

“Has a motive been established for this murder?”


Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino

“We are looking into several leads and several angles into the investigation and that is helping us in the investigation.”

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