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Dec 5, 2019

1 Person Detained for Deadly Beat Down of Edwin Usher

In respect of recent killing, one person is detained pending investigations into the fatal beat-down of Edwin Usher. The forty-nine-year-old handyman of Cedar Street died on November thirtieth; one week after he was viciously beaten outside a restaurant at the corner of Johnson and Vernon Streets in Belize City. The incident, which was captured on surveillance video, occurred on November twenty-third around two p.m. in front of Li Zhen Store. Today police gave official details on the incident, saying they were only informed of the deadly altercation one day after Usher succumbed to his injuries at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.

 

Alejandro Cowo

Supt. Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Eastern Division

“A family friend of Mister Edwin Gilbert Usher visited the police station and gave police certain information. As a result, the police visited the hospital where they observed Mister Usher dead. The information we received was that Mister Usher was involved in a fight a week before; I believe it was the twenty-third of November when the incident happened. He was beaten by a male person. The police received that information until the time of him passing away and since then police conducted an investigation. One suspect is currently in custody and is being interviewed by police.”

 

Duane Moody

“Has a motive been determined as to what happened? What triggered the fight?”

 

Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“We were told that there was a misunderstanding with two persons at that said location, but apparently the misunderstanding end up with Mister Usher being attacked by the other suspect that we have in custody at this time.”


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