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Dec 13, 2019

Timroy Neal is Gunned Down in Roaring Creek

Timroy Neal

A Roaring Creek resident was executed on Thursday night under the nose of the Roaring Creek police. At about ten thirty on Thursday night, twenty-eight-year-old Timroy Neal was pursued by a gunman who pulled the trigger multiple times killing Neal as he fell to the ground in front of Lucky Entertainment. The execution of Neal was caught on surveillance camera but the images are too sensitive to share. Neal is well-known to the law having been named in at least three of the murders in the area but was never convicted. Here News Five’s Isani Cayetano.


Isani Cayetano

Twenty-eight-year-old Timroy Neal has been featured in our newscast on three prior occasions, beginning in June 2010 when he walked off a murder charge for his alleged role in the stabbing death of a Hattieville resident four years earlier.  Tonight, his body remains at the morgue in Belmopan after he was ruthlessly gunned down on Thursday night in Roaring Creek.


Avril Neal, Mother of Deceased

“One of my cousins called me and he asked me where I am and I told him I was in my house in Ladyville.  So he told me, “I have bad news for you cuz.”  And I asked, “Weh happen?”  He said, “They just shot your son.”  I said, “What? They just shot my son?”  And the first thing I asked was, “Did he die, did he pass away?”  And he said yes.  So I started screaming and bawling and I just ran downstairs and gaan try check my next son because he wasn’t at home with.  So I gaan sih weh he deh, if da mi he.  So when I reach downstairs my son come up ya and ih hug up me and told me that my son passed away.”

According to police, Neal was in the vicinity of Lucky Entertainment on the George Price Highway sometime after 10:30 p.m. when he was pursued by a lone gunman who executed him at point blank range.  Neal’s murder took place just across the street from the Roaring Creek police station.


Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“At this time, all I can say is that the victim, I think Timroy Neal, was associating at some entertainment spot in Roaring Creek last night sometime around 10 p.m. and he was accosted by a lone gunman who fired shots at him and fatally wounding him.  Police are looking for one person and the matter continues to be investigated”


Andrea Polanco

“Are you able to say at this point if there is anything connected to Mr. Neal’s past that may have resulted in his murder?”


Chester Williams

“Well, I don’t like to go into the past history of persons who are victims of murder, but I will advise you to go into your archives and you will see what you need to see there.”


Indeed, back in 2015, Timroy Neal was a person of interest in the murder of Roselia Galvez and subsequently the double murders of Russell Hyde and Marcy Humes in Roaring Creek Village.  The deadly attack on Neal, captured on surveillances cameras mounted on the store, is particularly violent, as the gunman stood over his target and fired multiple times before fleeing the scene.  It is the second of Avril Neal’s sons to be dispatched in gangland fashion.


Isani Cayetano

“As a mother, what are the thoughts going through your mind, seeing as though this is the second son you’ve lost to gun violence?”


Avril Neal

“Well, to tell you the honest truth, ih really hurt and ih bring back flash memories to my next son because what I heard in Ladyville, since my son died, “yoh cyant ketch Harry, yoh ketch ih shirt.”  That’s what ketch my son because he was not a bad person, everybody know my son Markel.  He was not a bad person and dis one ya, well people seh he da di bad man da Roaring Creek.  My son wasn’t a bad man, you fass with he or yoh do he something, he wahn come afta yo.”

It isn’t clear what precipitated the incident, however, there are fears of a reprisal.  News Five‘s Andrea Polanco sought answers as to what the department is doing to prevent a retaliation.


Andrea Polanco

“Is the police department closely monitoring that particular murder in terms of possible retaliation?”


Chester Williams

“Of course, we have to.  Like you rightly said, you know of the person’s past and more than likely there may be some who may want to retaliate on his behalf.  And so yes, we are monitoring the situation in Roaring Creek very closely to be able to see what we can do to avert any retaliation”


Andrea Polanco

“Sir, are people out there cooperating with the police when it comes to these kinds of crimes committed?”


Chester Williams

“Well you know that’s a difficult thing Andrea.  People, for good reasons, are afraid at times to give statements to the police and we understand that and so we try to see how we can work around the human element of investigation and that’s one of the reasons why I have been embarking so heavily on the issue of putting in place surveillance cameras in different parts of the city and we want to expand to the districts thereafter.”


Avril Neal confessed that her son’s murder came to her as a portent earlier in the day.


Avril Neal

“Yesterday I have a pain in my belly and like, you know when you’re having a child, like you’re having a baby all over.  Something was wrong, I get the vibes.  I feel it, I feel something wrong, but I didn’t know my son was going to pass like that.”


Isani Cayetano reporting for News Five.

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