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Sep 1, 2020

Young Man Fatally Stabbed in Orange Walk

Joaquin Perez Jr.

There is another murder, it happened this afternoon on Royal Palm Street in the Louisiana Area of Orange Walk Town. The victim has been identified as twenty-two-year-old Joaquin Perez Junior. Police in Orange Walk say that before one o’clock, Perez armed with a machete reportedly set chase after a male person who was riding a bicycle. That person reportedly got off the bicycle and a scuffle ensued between Perez and the suspect. During the fight, Perez was stabbed multiple times and the culprit escaped but not for long. We are told that police caught up with him and have him in custody.  Meanwhile, Perez was rushed to the Northern Regional Hospital where he died while receiving treatment. The fatal stabbing left residents of Royal Palm Street in shock. P.U.P. Standard Bearer for Orange Walk East Kevin Bernard spoke on the need to address the root cause of crime.

 

Kevin Bernard

Kevin Bernard, P.U.P. Standard Bearer, Orange Walk East

“I got a call Hipolito indeed of that issue. it is a sad situation that happened. I do not know the whole detail. I know it is a very young individual. I believe I know the Perez that is involve in that very fatal issue. The issue of crime in our community especially in Orange Walk East has been very important to all of us. As you are aware there were instance of many issues happening in Orange Walk East. It has been a while that we haven’t heard anything major matter happening on this part of the town. Like I said I don’t k now what really transpired but any crime is a crime. It does bother us, it does bothers me and I am sure it bother the community. It bothers anybody. It does not matter what color you are politically. This is not about poetics but this is about us as responsible citizens and people of this community wanting to see a better Orange Walk, wanting to see a better Orange Walk east.  I think there are some serious measures that have to be put in place. I believe though a lot o things have been done to try to alleviate the crime situation in Orange Walk. So the police just have to do the right investigation to get to the bottom of this and see tht justice is served who wrongfully did what they did.”


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