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Sep 27, 2021

Murder in Corozal; Aldo Cowo Executed in Front of His Family

Aldo Cowo

There is another murder to report. Up north in Corozal Town, a brazen gunman approached and executed Aldo Cowo in front of his family.  The deceased was reportedly in front of his house with family members in the Baeza Layout area when the gunman came out of the bushes and fired the fatal blast from a shotgun. Communications Director Yearwood of the Belize Police Department says that Cowo was the intended target and that officers are gathering statements to advance the investigation. On Informa T Corozal today, Cowo’s mother recounted the heart-wrenching ordeal.


Ermelinda Cowo

Ermelinda Cowo, Mother of Deceased

“I heard the shot and he kept staring at me with one of his eyes. He was silent. I kept watching. I then noticed that the gunman just stood there. I stared and stared at the baby. I then shouted at the gunman. I was afraid because I thought he was going to shoot me too. But it seems that I scared him. I then told him you killed my son. He just stood there watching and then he left.”


ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, Belize Police Department

“Aldo Cowo, twenty-eight years, was seated with his mother and a five-year-old child. They were in a conversation when a lone gunman came out of some bushes behind their house, fired a single shot behind Aldo Cowo that caught him in the head. Cowo died on the spot. He was transported to the Corozal Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead and now awaits a post-mortem. This person was described to the police to a certain extent. We are hoping that based on that description, police would be able to detain the culprit behind this one, the orchestrator of this crime and hopefully we will be able to bring some closure to that family.”


Fitzroy Yearwood

Duane Moody

“Let’s talk motive in that shooting.”


ASP Fitzroy Yearwood

“One, he was just in a casual conversation with his mother. The person didn’t say a word that attacked them – him, because clearly he was the intended target. And we understand that it was from a shotgun, not a handgun, so clearly it was someone that had some sort of issue with the deceased.”

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