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Aug 31, 2011

Shooting Victim, Troy Bowen, dies from injuries

Gilbert Craig Junior

Also on Tuesday night, shooting victim Troy Bowen succumbed to gunshot injuries. In early August, the twenty three year old stevedore was shot to the right side of his head. He survived that incident.  But Bowen was a marked man and before eight a.m. on August twenty fourth a gunman was waiting for him at the corner of Black Orchid Street and Marigold Lane. At least ten shots were fired at him and according to the police they have arrested two suspects for his murder.

Sergeant Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

“This morning a little after ten, Troy Bowen who was shot on the twenty-fourth of August last week, succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the karl Heusner memorial Hospital.  I know that we charged Gilbert Craig Junior on yesterday’s date for attempt murder and deadly means of harm. His charges will be upgraded to murder.”

Jose Sanchez

Fitzroy Yearwood

“Any idea of the motive for that crime?”

Fitzroy Yearwood

“Well investigators still haven’t disclosed the motive for that particular murder.”

Thirty-two year old Theodore Andrews and twenty-four year old Gilbert Craig of Belize City were charged with Attempted Murder, Use of Deadly Means of Harm and Dangerous Harm in connection with Bowen’s shooting. The charges against both men are now expected to be upgraded to Murder. In the past six days, five persons have been killed by gun violence. Over the weekend, Maurice Neal, Stephan Flowers and John Garbutt were all killed in the crime wave.

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2 Responses for “Shooting Victim, Troy Bowen, dies from injuries”

  1. Rod says:

    And the murder rate is doubling last year it is clear that this gov and pm are useless and impotent on crime please resign barrow just resign how many more people must die before you admit that you are a total failure at your job pride is a !@#$% But you are useless guaan barrow guaan Resign resignnnnnnnn. How can you sleep at night knowing that you could have resigned years ago and prevented all these murders greed is really aa !@#$% barrow.

  2. John says:

    What we need to do is bring back de death penalty . There is enough crimimals being federal byte de gov to hell with human rights lets get our country back

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