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Jan 7, 2019

Malik Green is Shot Near Kelly Street, Police Investigate a Motive

Eighteen-year-old Malik Green was shot on Sunday morning in Belize City near Kelly Street.  The resident of Hunters Lane, who has refused to cooperate with investigators, simply told police that he was shot by an unknown assailant as he sat on a fence nearby.  Police believe that the attempt on Green’s life may have stemmed from an issue he may be having with other individuals who are known to him, but that’s as much as they are saying.  The incident took place sometime before ten o’clock.


Alejandro Cowo

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

“Yesterday, Sunday morning, just after 9:30, police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they observed Malik Green, an eighteen-year-old Belizean of Hunters Lane, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the back of the right calf.  What police gathered is that Mr. Green was sitting on the fence at Carlos Perdomo Center when he heard a gunshot and then he realized that he was injured.”



“Has he given any information as to what possibly…”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“At this moment he is not cooperating with the police.  He was treated and he was discharged on the same day.”



“Is he known to police?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“Yes, he is known to police.”



“Do you all suspect that persons connected to him may be taking matters into their own hands given that he isn’t cooperating?”


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“No, we don’t believe that… What happened is that the investigation is pointing in different directions that we do not want to disclose at this moment.”

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