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Sep 12, 2022

Father and Son Detained After Heated Altercation in Sawaree Village

Fitzroy Yearwood

A father and his son are both in police custody tonight after an altercation that led the father to fire a warning shot at his son with a license firearm in Sarawee Village. The incident took place on Sunday morning, after a family gathering. A.S.P. Fitzroy Yearwood, the Communications Director at the Belize Police Department, told us more.


ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, B.P.D.

“The investigators so far gathered that there was a party being held on the eleventh of September while sometime around one o’clock a.m. persons called for the police because they heard shots fired. Mr. Alston McLaughin Sr. then relayed to investigators that they were celebrating his wife’s birthday party. He and his wife walked out the yard unto the street and he was followed by his son Alston Jr. who was hurling a lot of phrase at him. Alston Jr. aggressed him. He said that he took out his license fire arm and fired one shot to the ground to warn Alston. That did not stop him and Alston Jr. then attacked him physically. He then called for the police and police has both Alston Jr. and Sr. detained at this time, pending charges.”

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