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Dec 19, 2019

Shooting Victim Richard O’Neil Succumbs

Richard O’Neil

Shooting victim Richard O’Neil from Ordonez Street, Belize City, succumbs while undergoing treatment at the K.H.M.H.  O’Neil was abducted on November twenty-sixth in Belize City and taken to an area along the Boom/Hattieville Road where he was shot multiple times.  The gunman left him for death, but O’Neil survived, getting assistance from residents in the area.  Police believe that the shooter was Elden Flowers who was charged with attempted murder. With O’Neil passing, the charge is expected to be upgraded. 


Alejandro Cowo

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

“After being hospitalized for several weeks he passed away yesterday while receiving treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.”



“Sir does that mean that the person who police had charge with attempted murder that charge will be upgrade?”


Supt. Alejandro Cowo

“I believe so.”

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