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Mar 4, 2020

ComPol speaks on violence in the City!

As you heard in our reports tonight, two men were killed and another narrowly escaped an attempt on his life. Today the media asked Commissioner of Police about the eruption of gun violence in Belize City. Williams pointed out that he believes two of the incidents may be related. He also noted that police investigation indicate that Michael Barrera wasn’t the intended target. Tonight there are several persons in police custody as cops investigate the spate of shootings across the city.

 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“There are several persons we are looking at and we know that there is a group of young men who are behind these shootings and we have some of them in custody at this time. The investigation is ongoing and we have collected a number of valuable information that we are using to guide the investigation and we are hoping that we will be able to make an arrest in at least one of them by the end of this week.”

 

Reporter

“So, the shootings, you believe are related?”

 

Chester Williams

Chester Williams

“Yes, they are related.”

 

Reporter

“It is a very serious attack on public safety; a fifty-two-year-old if he didn’t dodge, he would have been dead; a forty-six-year old is dead and the other gentleman – a community activist, a youth educator, is also dead and unthinkable the profile of persons that were attacked. What explains that?”

 

Chester Williams

“In terms of Barrera incident, he was not the intended target from what we have come to know. In terms of the other two, yes, they may have been the intended targets and there is certain information we may not be able to divulge. We know for a fact, though, that the shooting with both middle age persons are related.”

 

Reporter

“You once boasted that whenever a shot is fired on the southside you know who do it.  Do you know who did it in this case or was that only when you were OCED?”

 

Chester Williams

“You know that I was involved in mediation and intervention and these guys would normally come and say who do what and then yes, I know but I am no longer engaged in those activities so I don’t have that knowledge as I did then. But, I can say for the three shootings that happened yesterday, we do know who did them.”

 

Reporter

“Were they retaliatory in nature, sir?”

 

Chester Williams

“Yes, they were.”


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