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Jul 27, 2020

Jair Tamay is Executed at Ricalde Stadium in Corozal

Jair Tamay

There was an execution over the weekend up north where twenty-three-year-old Jair Tamay was fatally shot multiple times; his body was discovered at the Ricalde Stadium around six-thrifty on Saturday morning.  The young man left his house with a friend around midday on Friday and never came back.  Here is News Five’s Duane Moody with a report.


Duane Moody, Reporting

An investigation continues into the execution of Jair Tamay in Corozal Town. In the wee hours of Saturday, around 12:15 a.m., residents in the Rodney Moguel area adjacent the Ricalde Stadium, heard the echo of three gunshots, shattering the quiet of the night.


Voice of: Resident

“The gunshots were about 12:15 a.m. in the morning, I had just finished washing up dishes. I went to bathe, I came out, I out off the light, checked if everything was locked up and I went to lay down. I opened my phone, but I was already going to sleep so I closed it. And as I closed it, I heard three gunshots. But it wasn’t one behind the other. It was one, then like five seconds after, the other two.”


Joseph Myvett

Twenty-three-year-old Jair Tamay had been executed; shot at least once to the face before a white pickup truck sped off from the area. Tamay’s body was discovered hours later by the police near the bleachers.


ACP Joseph Myvett, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Police were called to the stadium in Corozal Town where they observed the lifeless body of a Hispanic male later identified as Jair Tamay, of a Corozal Town address, with apparent gunshot wounds and motionless.”


Jair was last seen alive around town before midnight on Friday; his father however says that he last saw his son around midday when he left his house on Second Street North with a friend on a motorcycle.


Joaquin Tamay

Joaquin Tamay, Father of Deceased

“We mi deh yah, all family at my house right here. In the morning we buy some fish, we were frying some fish in the afternoon. Suddenly his friend came and buy and told my son make dehn go. So my son jumped on the cycle and two of them gone. From that time my son went, he neva did come back. He had already eat ih fish and he mi di relax when the guy came with the cycle, ih friend, and told him to jump ina the cycle and they went. From that moment, I see the night come and I noh see my son. I mi think dehn arrest him so I left it like that. So early in the morning, I mi gwen see ahn dah station fi see if ih deh lockdown and suddenly a guy came and told me that dehn find him dah back of the stadium shot dead.”


But who would want the soon-to-be father dead and why?


ACP Joseph Myvett

“At this point in time we do not have anyone in custody. The motive at this point in time, we have not been able to establish either.”


Joaquin Tamay

“To now we noh have no suspect, but the police men are doing their duty to investigate. More or less they know…they already arrest some people; I noh know. I lef it in the hand of God and who do it, they will get punish upstairs. God will destroy them, not me.”


The family is further devastated because this morning, Jair’s grandmother, passed away and now there is another round of funeral arrangements that must be planned.


Joaquin Tamay

“Just this morning, my mom died too. This is a very bad for me. My mom and my son at the same time. So I was very hurt.”


Duane Moody for News Five.

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