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Jun 28, 2021

Police Officer Shot during Ambush near Port Authority

Fitzroy Yearwood

In a separate shooting, a Belize City police officer came under fire after a gang of men ambushed him in the Belize Port Authority area.  Police believe they were attempting to steal his firearm.  The officer managed to escape, but not before being shot in the foot.


ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, Belize Police Department

“Sergeant Noel Muschamp was on a feeder road about half mile into the Port Authority compound. He claimed that he was servicing his licensed firearm. Upon leaving the area where he was, four young men blocked that feeder road where he had to speed up towards them, because one of them was armed. Upon driving past, them, shots were fired towards him. He managed to return fire, where he made good his escape from that area and called for police assistance and was transported to the K.H.M.H.  He was hit in the right calve area. Since then Jahson Gonguez has been charged with use of deadly means of harm and wounding, in relation to that incident.”


So far, Gonguez is the only arrest following the incident.

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