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Aug 3, 2021

Jaheed Baptist is Shot on Pen Road

Fitzroy Yearwood

A shooting in Belize City last Thursday has left Jaheed Baptist recovering from injuries he received while walking on Pen Road.  Baptist reported to police that as he approached a basketball court, someone from among a trio of men produced a firearm and took aim at him.  While attempting to run away, he was struck in the back when his assailant opened fire in his direction.


ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, Belize Police Department

“Jaheed Baptist was walking on Pen Road heading towards Central American Boulevard a little after eight o’clock when he reached in the area of a basketball court he saw three young men and one of them just removed a firearm from his pants waist, opened fire at him and he ran away but collapsed a little way from them, a little distance from them when he realized that he was shot in the back.  He is saying that police arrived shortly thereafter and transported him to K.H.M.H. where he is listed in a stable condition.”

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