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May 2, 2019

B.D.F. Volunteer Gunned Down in the City

Hamed Guzman

In Belize City, a B.D.F. volunteer came under attack on Wednesday night and investigators are looking for a motive. Twenty-seven-year-old Hamed Guzman left his house on Lopez Street in the Saint Martin de Porres area and soon after he was a dead man. A gunman opened fire on the B.D.F. volunteer hitting him multiple times and causing his immediate death. An individual, who was with Guzman, escaped unhurt. News Five’s Duane Moody reports.

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

Police are investigating the shooting death of a B.D.F. volunteer whose life was cut short on Wednesday night in proximity to his house on Lopez Street in the Saint Martin De Porres area of the city. Hamed Guzman was walking along with a friend just before nine o’clock to pick up a bicycle when a gunman came up and took aim at the duo. Guzman was struck multiple times and died on the spot.

 

Joseph Myvett

ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Police were called to Lopez Street in the Saint Martin De Porres area where upon arrival; they observed the lifeless body of a male person who was later identified as Hamed Guzman, thirty years of a Lopez Street address. Initial investigation reveals that shortly before that time, Guzman along with another male person left his home and he was approached by a male person who fired several shots at him, some of which caught him, causing the fatal injury.”

 

But was the thirty-year-old the intended target? Today, his family met with personnel from the Belize Defense Force on funeral arrangements. As the result of a post-mortem is pending, police say that investigators are yet to determine a motive for the crime.

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“So far we do not have anyone in custody and police investigation into this matter is ongoing.”

 

Reporter

“Is it believed that the victim is the intended target?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“I would not venture to say that because at the point there were going, it was two persons.”

 

Reporter

“This particular victim, have police ever encountered him before in any fashion in which he committed any infractions?”

 

ACP Joseph Myvett

“Not that I know about. As far as I know, he is a volunteer Belize Defense Force soldier.”

 

Duane Moody for News Five.


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