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Jul 1, 2019

Shane Bennett Pulls Out BB Gun and Gets Shot with Live Rounds

Joseph Myvett

Not far away from Dangriga, in Independence Village, an altercation between two persons led to Shane Bennett being shot in the arm after pulling a pellet gun on another man who pulled out a real gun and fired at him.  The incident happened shortly before noon on Sunday when Bennett and an unnamed individual got into a misunderstanding.  Bennett reportedly produced a pellet gun, while his assailant fired at him with live rounds.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“On Sunday sometime shortly before midday, police were called to an area in Independence Village where they observed one Shane Bennett with apparent gunshot injuries to his left arm.  He was taken to the Independence polyclinic and treated where he was later transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  What the police know so far is that Bennett seemingly was in an altercation with another male individual where he pulled and pointed a firearm towards that person who likewise responded by pulling out his licensed firearm and fired several shots towards Bennett which caught him.  That firearm and that person are now in the police custody pending this investigation.  The police did go back somewhere in the vicinity of the scene where a search was conducted in an area where Bennett was and they found one black in colour pellet gun resembling that of a nine millimetre pistol with seven pellets.”

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