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Apr 11, 2022

King had been shot in 2021 at Same Location

John King

John King had a prior attack on his life in June of 2021 at the same location where he was shot and killed on Saturday night. In that incident, King escaped with a gunshot wound to the buttocks. Police are now conducting an investigation to determine the motive behind this latest deadly attack.

 

ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, Belize Police Department

“Was hit by gunshots. He made it back inside the house where he collapsed in one of the bedrooms. Mr. King as rushed to the K.H.M.H. where he was pronounced dead on arrival.”

 

Duane Moody

“Sir, this was not the first time he was shot in the same vicinity. Last year he was shot there.”

 

ASP Fitzroy Yearwood

ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, Belize Police Department

“We have to allow the investigators time. Like I said, I don’t know if it was a matter of distraction for that person to be shouting for somebody else that they know resides there, but he was not shouting for John King when he shot John King upon him opening that door. So we will investigate this one properly and hopefully we can answer that question. Let me say that Mr. King is not known to any gangs or as a member of any. Like you rightfully said, he went back to the same place where he was shot or the same area. Many of us in Belize City are used to certain neighborhoods, and even though my vehicle was shot at  on Yarborough bridge, that doesn’t stop me from going everyday to look for my parents living in that area. It is unfortunate that Mr. King was killed in an area he is familiar with.”


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