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Apr 4, 2019

Eugene Wallace is Murdered on Faber’s Road Extension

Eugene Wallace

In less than twelve hours, there were two shootings and a stabbing that left a total of two persons dead and three others injured. It all occurred within a two block radius on Faber’s Road Extension where officers attached to the Gang Suppression Unit have been deployed to avert any retaliation. The violence started on Wednesday morning with a stabbing and ended hours later with the unrelated murder of Eugene Wallace. News Five’s Duane Moody reports.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

There was a brazen attack on a group of men who were standing in front of a popular snack shop on Faber’s Road extension. At least one gunman opened fire on the unsuspecting group hitting forty-year-old Eugene Wallace several times to the body; Zachary Knox was also injured but remains hospitalized at the K.H.M.H.  The shooting occurred around eight o’clock on Wednesday night.

 

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

“Two male persons suffering from gunshot injuries. The first male person was identified as Eugene Wallace, forty-year-old Belizean and Zachary Knox, twenty-two-year-old. Police gather so far that both of them were at a mechanic shop at the back of the yard socializing when two male persons arrived on motorcycle. One of them jumped off from the cycle ran towards them and fired several shots at a group of male persons. As a result, Eugene Wallace received injuries to his body and likewise Zachary Knox. Unfortunately, Wallace passed away minutes after.”

 

Ameera Wallace is Eugene’s eldest daughter. She says that her father was well-known and respected in the area. His untimely death has the entire family in shock.

 

Voice of: Ameera Wallace, Daughter of Deceased

“I was in shock and up to now I still in shock because I can’t believe he gone just like that; fi no reason. But then again, he was at the wrong place at the wrong time at the moment. Everybody know my pa dah love. Nobody coulda eva say ih get ina problem or my pa di give trouble. He dah just wah humble person. His vibes with everybody just right. Back yah soh dah Faber’s wah never be the same without he; not even fi we house wah be the same because we would expect him di come home after work and dehn kinda thing deh. Soh ih noh wah be the same; everybody just sad and heartbroken. I just understand that dah neva he di bullet fah. He just mi deh at the wrong place at the wrong time with friends as normal. Wvery time after work that dah weh dehn chill. But again, at the wrong place at the wrong time.”

 

While the family believes that Wallace was not the intended target, police has a theory on the motive of the gun violence.

 

Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“We understand that it was a drug transaction that went bad and that it has been going over a dispute about the same drug transaction from about a week ago.”

 

Duane Moody

“So was this murder related to the shooting of Emory Williams?”

 

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“It involves the two groups in that area; persons from the two areas.”

 

The gang suppression unit has since been installed at the substation on Faber’s Road Extension to stem the criminal activities in the area.

 

Eugene Wallace

ASP Alejandro Cowo

“The Faber’s Road substation is currently being manned by the GSU so there are several mobiles attached to that area to contain what happened yesterday; to avoid anything else to reoccur in that area.”

 

No one has been detained for the murder. Duane Moody for News Five.


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