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Oct 19, 2010

3 shot in PICAME Bar robbery, including one robber

Friday night’s third shooting incident occurred at nine-fifty-five on Mosul Street in Belize City. In less than five minutes three persons were shot during a botched robbery of PICAME Bar. According to the proprietor, Jose Santos, he was standing behind the bar when two persons entered wearing caps. One of the men jumped over the counter and attacked Santos, who pulled out his licensed point thirty-eight revolver. The other gunman opened fire but a police officer who was socializing at the bar, Corporal Carmelito Cawich, pulled out his firearm and shot at the second gunman who fled while firing several shots. At least six bullets penetrated the bar area of the club.  Shawn Edwards, the other gunman who was struggling with the bar owner, was then shot to the testicle, navel, upper back and left shoulder. During the gunfire, twenty-three year old Guatemalan waitress, Xiomara Lopez, was shot to her left shoulder. The bar owner, Santos was lucky to receive a gunshot to the left hand and a graze to the left side of the ribcage.  Lopez and Santos have been treated and released from the hospital.  The accused robber, Shawn Edwards was admitted in critical condition and under police guard.

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5 Responses for “3 shot in PICAME Bar robbery, including one robber”

  1. rod says:

    best story i have heard in a long time this is what is needed in belize learn police if the police department would place police officers all over belize in plain clothes with their guns they could catch alot more of these crooks and merderers also have them drive around belize in regular cars in plain clothes this would work wonders but good for these robbers hope this one doesnt make it so we dont have to spend money on him at kolbe and life goes on in the wild wild west in belize worthless and useless gov and pm.

  2. Alan Jonws says:

    I don’t condone crime but it really badders me to hear everyday that these young men are commiting these kinds are crime, and are throwing away there life like that where what is the government doing to help out thess youths we are all ware that these boys need help, but we all refuse to help them we just stand aside and watch them destroy that them as well as the reputation of the state. when will all this madness stop, come we all play a roll in this we need to help out these young men, help educate them about the real meaning of life and how precious it is to them, i really think they need POSITIVE roll module to look up to not them, fools you hearing in them clubs bout Gaza, and those stupid jamaician artist that brainwashing these youth, we need to band all those jamaican artist that does not come here to deliver positive thought and thinking our youth. band them where is the government in all these kind of things, have the governments of the past and present examine these kinds of things. government are here to serve the people, but i had never seen them severe in the honour of how they where swhoren in to do.

  3. belizeanpride says:

    i think they should have killed him on the spot and not the testicles only, he might come back. this people need to be killed since they murder with no heart at all, the are heartless killers.

  4. Edith says:

    I’m glad this one was stopped. That officer should have aimed higher n shot him in his head.

  5. roska says:

    Alan…… Our Prime minister appointed his son Shyne Barrow as musical ambassador of Belize…..

    Have you paid attention to the lyrics of his music??? All the obscenities and pro gang and drug abuse messages?? Do you really expect the PM to ban that type of Musicians [like his son] from Belize??
    C’mon…. wake up… He makes his fortune defending thugs and gangsters…

    why you thinks he willingly sits to dialogue with gang leaders instead of jailing them
    but refuses to dialogue with the hardworking canieros???

    He’s deep into this hiphop culture that is pushing our youths to gangs and criminality…!!!!

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