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Dec 5, 2019

Gerald Lamb is Executed in Biscayne Village

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There have been six murders in the past seven days. Over the weekend four persons were killed, another was found dead on Wednesday and by today, there was one more murder to report. We start with the execution of Gerald “Bomba” Lamb from the village of Biscayne in the Belize District. Lamb was riding on a motorcycle cycle in the village heading to his uncle’s house when he was shot in the head and chest. From all accounts he was being monitored, so that when he left his house, someone in a vehicle drove up to the unsuspecting victim and opened fire, taking his life instantly. The gunman then escaped. The distraught family believes that their loved one was mistaken for another person who was involved in a crime in the village some time ago. News Five’s Duane Moody reports.

 

Vanessa Neal, Cousin of Deceased

“Well he is dead. So it is just for us to break the news to his mom.”

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

Within twelve hours of the gruesome find at sea, another murder was recorded in the Belize District. Around eight-thirty on Wednesday night, Gerald Lamb was executed as he rode with a friend on a motorcycle in Biscayne Village. As he was getting a ride to his uncle’s house near mile twenty-four on the Philip Goldson Highway, a SUV pulls up beside them and a gunman opens fire on Lamb; he is hit three times to the head and once to the chest. By the time he is rushed to the K.H.M.H., Lamb was pronounced dead on arrival.

 

Vanessa Neal

Vanessa Neal

“Gerald was on his way to my dad’s house, as he usually does in the evening, to watch TV. And then the vehicle followed them. He was on a cycle with another young man and right in front of my dad’s house is when the incident happened at close range; at approximately five feet cause he got four shots. The other young man jumped off the cycle and fled so unfortunately only Gerald received all shots. He got three shots to the head and one to the chest that destroyed his intestines and his organs.”

 

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

“Police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they observed Gerald Emilio Lamb, twenty-eight years Belizean of twenty-four miles Philip Goldson Highway with apparent gunshot wounds to the body. What we understand is that Mister Lamb was riding a motorcycle along with another friend from the direction of Sand Hill towards Crooked Tree when suddenly a vehicle approached them the vehicle slowed down and a male person from inside the vehicle fired shots at Mister Lamb, causing the injuries to him.”

 

According to residents, the vehicle had been spotted at a nearby store in the village earlier that day; it was later parked across from where Lamb lived. When the deceased approached on the motorcycle, that’s when the vehicle pursued him and carried out the execution. Police responded and were able to intercept a Toyota RAV-Four SUV, but the occupants escaped with the firearm.

 

Supt Alejandro Cowo

“We don’t have any suspects. Police received information of a vehicle. As a result, the vehicle was pursued and intercepted somewhere on the Burrell Boom Road. The persons in the vehicle managed to flee from the vehicle and the vehicle is presently impounded at the Ladyville Police Station.”

 

According to the family and police, Bomba, as he is affectionately known, had no run-ins with the law and a motive for the deadly attack is unknown at this time. But was the other person conducting the motorcycle the intended target?

 

Duane Moody

“Is it possible that the other person on the motorcycle was the target sir?”

 

Supt Alejandro Cowo

“We cannot ascertain if Mister Lamb was the target or the other person, up to this time. We have not spoken to Mister Lamb so we are basically only getting information from the other passenger.”

 

Vanessa Neal

“This is what is puzzling to the family and shocking because this is not Gerald’s personality. At Biscayne everybody calls him ‘Bomba’ cause that is his nickname. He is quiet; I know he is from work to home. His teenage years, he spent majority of it in United States and then he came back to Belize and then he is the handyman around.  He cuts yard, he cleans, whatever; that is Gerald. Gerald has never complained or said anything about anybody is threatening him or he is not known to not even a fight. Gerald doesn’t even drink so this was really shocking and puzzling to the family.”

 

Duane Moody for News Five.


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