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Dec 28, 1998

Shooting suspect formally charged

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On Tuesday, December fifteenth, twenty-six year old Mark Henry was injured during an alleged shoot-out he had with police as he hid from them underneath his house on North Creek Road in Belize City. Henry, who received shots to his right upper leg, left lower leg, left side of his buttocks and right upper arm, was hospitalized at K.H.M.H. Today, following his release from the hospital on Sunday, the young man was officially charged with attempted murder. According to A.I.P. Simeon Alvarez, Head of C.I.B., Henry who is no stranger to the law, is also wanted for another crime he is alleged to have committed earlier this month.

A.I.P. Simeon Alvarez, Head of C.I.B.

“Mark Henry was released from hospital, I think yesterday. He was released and today he will be charged for attempted murder committed upon Mr. Broaster. And he will be charged for several counts of aggravated assaults and we have another report that was made against him on the third of December, when it is alleged he robbed a Jamaican national and he will also be charged for that robbery.”

Alvarez says they have still not been able to recover the weapon Henry is alleged to have used to shoot inspector Edward Broaster. Meanwhile Henry and his family claim he was unarmed and it was the police who opened fire, not him. Henry is expected to appear in Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.


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