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Jan 20, 2020

Gunman Detained in Corozal Shooting

Joseph Myvett

Also in Corozal, a San Andres resident was targeted by a gunman while hanging out on a basketball court in the village. Marlon Palacio escaped serious injury and says the shooting says was motivated by an altercation he had with the gunman just moments before. The nature of the argument is not known, but police say the other person returned with a gun and trained it at Palacio. A.C.P. Myvett told the media that the suspected gunman has since been taken into custody.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Police responded to a shooting incident in San Andres Village, Corozal District where Marlon Palacio, thirty-seven years of San Andres Village reported to police that whilst he was at a basketball court within the village, he had an altercation with a male person who then left and later returned with what appeared to be a firearm and that person fired several shots in his direction, none of which caught him. Police are investigating this matter and that person is in custody at this point in time pending investigation.”


Duane Moody

“The nature of the altercation?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“We do not know at this time.”


Duane Moody

“The weapon has been retrieved?”


ACP Joseph Myvett

“No it hasn’t been retrieved.”

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