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Feb 14, 2011

Other money changer still hospitalized after shooting

Meanwhile, there’s an update to another assault on a money changer who was shot at his house in the same village of San Joaquin.  Thirty-four year old Jaime Headman was at his house when two men reportedly drove up in a red pickup truck and called out for him last week Sunday night.  His wife, Elva, notified her husband that he was being sought and shortly after she heard the shots that left her husband critically wounded.  Officer Commanding the Corozal Police Station, Superintendent Miguel Guzman, says while they have discovered the vehicle, their leads have somewhat faded.

Via Phone: Superintendent Miguel Guzman, O.C., Corozal Police

Miguel Guzman

“Police conducted a search in the Patchakan area where they found a vehicle completely destroyed by fire—apparently intentional. Nothing could have been recovered from the vehicle; all the vehicle identification number, license plate—everything was obliterated from the vehicle. And the vehicle was completely destroyed by fire. But indications are that this was the said red vehicle that was involved in the shooting.”

Marion Ali

“Now you said that police were looking for a Mexican and a Belizean who you all believe they were acting together.”

Via Phone: Supt. Miguel Guzman

“Yes, so far we have been unable to locate the Mexican, we are still in the process of trying to establish his true identity and certainly we’ll be working with our Mexican counterparts to see how far we can get with our investigation.”

Marion Ali

“What about the Belizean suspect?”

Via Phone: Supt. Miguel Guzman

“Yes, we have located the Belizean suspect but apparently it is an error. The Belizean who was believed to have been involved was seen in a similar vehicle, but so far we have located that vehicle and his story as to how he was inside this vehicle and how he came about with this vehicle and his story adds up. So there was nothing dishonest on him, so he has been cleared.”

Marion Ali

“But the information that was passed on to us was that one of the men distracted the money changer, Mister Headman, while the other man shot him.”

Via Phone: Supt. Miguel Guzman

“Yes that is correct that is the information that was passed on.”

Marion Ali

“So you are still saying that there were two suspects but this Belizean who you thought was a part…”

Via Phone: Supt. Miguel Guzman

“Was not a part. Yes was not a part of the incident.”

Marion Ali

“So now you are saying that one of the suspects is still a Mexican and who uis the other suspect then?”

Via Phone: Supt. Miguel Guzman

“That is what we are trying to establish as we speak.”

Marion Ali

“Could it have been two Mexicans then working together?”

Via Phone: Supt. Miguel Guzman

“That is possible. Yes that is possible.  If Mister Headman is able to survive the injuries and he would be in a position to help us with the investigation. His testimony would be crucial to solve this case.”

Marion Ali

“And his wife.”

Via Phone: Supt. Miguel Guzman

“And his wife, yes. Right.”

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5 Responses for “Other money changer still hospitalized after shooting”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    Sounds like we may have to use that witness protection program after all. There is no reason to believe that this man or his wife will be allowed to live to testify against these people. If he was not robbed, why was he shot?


    It was already said in the original report that he was shot but not robbed, I had assumed it was personal or drugs related, and had nothing to do with a random shooting since the shooters drove to his particular domain. Car burned, suspect clean, trail dead, police have no clues, end of case.

  3. GUMA says:

    I really hope the police find the men who did this. It would be a slap in all our Belizean faces if any person Belizean or Mexican can just walk to our house, call out for us and shoot us.

    I agree with Bznincali about the witness protection program, Mr. Headman and his family will certainly need it in order to testify but for that to happen Mr. Headman needs to survive his injuries. I hear he is in critical condition. I pray for him.

    Police officers please do your job in a professional manner! Investigate!!!

  4. prima-t says:

    GUMA, wel he is doing a bit beter. he move on friday, so that is a big improvment.

    i know, they will really need to be protected.

    MADDYVANNDIJK/DEREALIST, if the case close without a positive outcome, (which i don’t think will happen), then i don’t see the reason to have started the investigation in the first place.

  5. prima-t says:

    jus as predictd… case closed… and police police saying dat d mexicn or whoevr did dm a favr… these ppl knw who did it bt… i gues its d f@#$3d up system of d country…

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