Belize - Belize News - Channel5Belize.com - Great Belize Productions - Belize Breaking News
Home » Crime » Suspect Arrested in Murder of Gerald Tillett Jr.
May 10, 2021

Suspect Arrested in Murder of Gerald Tillett Jr.

Kalief Caceres

Seventeen-year-old Gerald Tillett Junior was killed in a cold-blooded shooting on Thursday evening as he rode his bicycle on Bagdad Street.  The George Street resident, many say, was in the wrong neighborhood when he met his tragic end.  Tillett, the son of a deceased gang leader who bears his namesake, was reportedly executed by eighteen-year-old Kalief Caceres in a hail of bullets.  The murder, according to investigators, is gang-related.  While police were on high alert pending a retaliation, a deadly fusillade on Saturday night claimed the lives of two men and injured a third.  Police are yet to determine whether the two incidents are in any way related.

 

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Reference the murder of Gerald Tillett which occurred on Thursday, we have since arrested and charged Kalief Caceres, eighteen-year-old Belizean laborer of West Street, for the crime of murder.”

 

Reporter

“Okay, is this young man affiliated with Pregnant Alley or the Taylor’s Alley group, as the case may be?”

 

Hilberto Romero

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yes, he is affiliated with that area.”

 

Reporter

“Okay, is there surveillance video?”

 

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Yes, we are looking at surveillance video.  We are reviewing it and are gathering further information with regards to this murder.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, you haven’t answered if the George and Church Street shooting is a direct retaliation of this.”

 

Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

“Well that is a possibility but we are not certain.  We are seeking other suspects in regards to this shooting.  All the information we have is that these persons were socializing and persons came there and fired the shots.”


Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

Advertise Here

Comments are closed