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Apr 24, 2012

Gang Truce Dying with Leaders; South Side Gangster shot in Chest

Jermaine ‘Horse” Garnett

The gang warfare is not letting up in the city. Just after five this evening, a well known affiliate from the South Side Gang (SSG) was shot on a main thoroughfare. Jermaine ‘Horse” Garnett was shot while he sat inside a Landcruiser, which was parked in front of the Freetown Drug Store. According to his wife, Pamela, Garnett was with her on Freetown Road conducting business shortly before five this evening in the vicinity of the drugstore.  Prior to exiting the vehicle he told her that he was hungry and would wait a while to purchase some pastry.  While seated in the vehicle he was approached by an individual his wife says he recognized.  The young man then reached for a firearm and before Pam could alert him of what was about to happened the gunman fired a single round hitting “Horse” in the upper left side of his chest.  The second attempt to shoot him resulted in the weapon, a point three-eighty revolver, slipping out of the gunman’s hand.  “Horse” then jumped out of the driver’s side of the vehicle where a struggle ensued between him and his attacker for the weapon.  Seeing that the gun was out of his reach Horse then ran into the direction of Kelly Street.  According to Pam, the proprietor of the drug store sheltered her inside the business for fear that the gunman would turn on her. News Five’s Jose Sanchez reports.


Jose Sanchez, Reporting

A shooting incident occurred late this evening on Freetown Road. An alleged member of the South Side Gang, Jermaine “Horse” Garnett, was shot while he sat inside this Landcruiser with license plate 34857 which was parked in front of the Freetown Drugstore. Garnett’s wife was inside filling a prescription when the incident occurred. the owner of the establishment, Raul Acevedo, said that Pamela knew that it was her husband who was shot.


Raul Acevedo

Raul Acevedo, Owner, Freetown Drug Store

“A bout five o’clock, one of my regular customers, Miss Pamela, she come in come fill wah prescription right. So when she come in ya, I gone and full the prescription. But when I di full out the prescription like how dah only me one deh yah, I deh out di look outside fi see if anybody come in. So her husband was sitting outside in the vehicle waiting for her. And this dah bout five o’clock then about five minutes later, we just hear a gunshot. I saw her husband sitting in the vehicle and I saw like when he got out—I noh see nobody else come around ahn. And then when the gunshot, she holla, “they shot mi husband.” Like automatically she say that dah her husband they shot. and when she run outside, we noh see nobody—I gone outside with ahn and we noh see nobody. We noh see ih husband; we noh see no gunman. That dah basically it.”


Jose Sanchez

“But was it her husband who was shot?”


Raul Acevedo

“Apparently it was because her husband was sitting in the vehicle and ih missing now. And everybody that know her husband di say yes dah her husband because they see her husband di run down Kelly Street. They say ih jump ina wah car and the man ker ahn dah hospital. I noh wah say that but that da the rumors weh everybody di tell me.”


Jose Sanchez

“So they were in the Landcruiser?”


Raul Acevedo

“Yes, yes—the white Landcruiser that was parked out here; they were in that.”


Jose Sanchez

“And no idea why, she didn’t say why anyone would want to shoot her husband? She seemed to just know it was her husband.”


Raul Acevedo

“She noh say nothing. As she hear the gunshot, she just know ih husband—because when she look out she never see her husband in the vehicle—she said they shot her husband.”


Jose Sanchez

“There must be a reason why I guess, but she didn’t say anything. So she went; where did she go?”


Raul Acevedo

“She just shout they shot mi husband and she break down and cry. She had like wah nervous breakdown right away.”


After he was shot, “Horse” ran very fast on Freetown Road around the corner into Kelly Street where he jumped in a car and begged the driver to take him to the K.H.M.H. Eighty additional officers on the streets, have done nothing to stop two recent shooting incidents, however the Minister of National Security says the gang truce is holding. Reporting for News Five, Jose Sanchez.


Late reports are that a suspect has been apprehended and it is alleged that he may have been involved in the shooting of Corrington Bowden in the same area on Monday. 

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17 Responses for “Gang Truce Dying with Leaders; South Side Gangster shot in Chest”

  1. Storm says:

    With luck the gangsters will decimate each other, and GSU and BDF can clean up whatever is left.

    So few gangsters have ruined the country for the overwhelming majority of decent people — kill off the few bad apples, and there will be hope again in the Jewel.

  2. I Belize it says:

    With the elections a done deal, we got this horse to ride for another five years.

    But there is plenty time for the gangs to form a new party, The United Gansta Party, UGP.
    They be laying down the natural law of the jungle:
    “Don’t vote for us? You don’t live to vote.”
    “Time to extort taxes; pay up by noon or lights out at sunset.”
    “Shoot your dog so you not to forget our area rep”
    “Nice car, leave the keys, out.”
    “new UGP PM elected each month by gun fight”

  3. j killa baby borther says:

    Hold ur head up horse , get well soon , KRG …

  4. OriginalWoman says:

    Sounds like the Minister of National Security is living in la, la land.

  5. Al says:

    I am so sorry to say this, but if the gangs decide to take each other out, I pray that they do so and not kill anymore innocent law abiding citizens. I hope that the young kids are seeing how gang life ends and put this foolishness away. I call on the churches to start a revival to bring focus back on God.

  6. blackberry says:

    Never thought I would see the day when terrorist will have Belize city under siege .

  7. Louisville,Ky says:

    We have sown to the wind so, we are now reaping the whirl wind. All it is folks is that we are reaping what we sowed. Yuh kian plant bluggo an expect fi reap plantain, as close as they may be.
    I do not condone violence in any way shape or form but it is abundantly clear that the powers that be are incapable of arresting this wave of gang violence that has blanketed the old Capital. So. I will refer(back) to Crazy Glue’s solution he offered when his monster first raised it’s ugly head. “Take all these ‘want to be’ gang bangers to a remote location, give to each one a gun and enough bullets and let them settle their differences and finish off each other away from innocent bystanders”.
    That suggestion may have been the words that earned Mr. Elrington the title, Crazy Glue. However, with all this craziness that has besieged the Jewel, Hubert’s suggestion don’t seem so ‘Crazy’ after all. What you think?…….Me?……I tiad ah dis kraziness!!

  8. Elgin Martinez says:

    Why would a grown man with a wife choose this type of life style?You’re endangering you’re entire family brother.

  9. hard woking Belizean says:

    As ‘Al’ says and I agree, that the gangs should kill each other out, unfortunately and sadly they don’t worry about the innocent people around. I pray that the Lord protect and preserve Belize our beloved country!!

  10. BULL DOG says:


  11. belizeanpride says:

    i’m feeling more at ease since they are self eliminating themselves living us to more hope of regaining the free life we use to live yrs ago. hope they finish themselves without killing more innocent people.

  12. just checking says:

    how can he afford a 8 cylinder land cruiser, that looks like Barrow old vehicle..

  13. Disappointed says:

    Gang truce holding up? LOL Dean Barrow!!!! The only way the gang truce is holding up is if the agreement is “As long as no gang leader pulls the trigger, technically, the truce is not breached.” The only way the P.M. can help Belize is if we have more – plenty more! – Arthur Young instances.

  14. dignity says:

    Well it looks like this one got away. Eliminate these trash from our streets. Feel good to call themselves gangs??, they are nothing but pathetic, worthless, pieces of sh*t that are destroying this wonderful country called Belize. Belize can be a very nice place to live, more income from Tourism if we can rid these worthless non productive people from our community.

    Death Penalty? These Gangsters feel they are invincible. Well let me tell yuh, “black man fraid fi dead” Implement the death penalty and tweak the laws a bit, and you will watch these cowards, squeeze their b@lls and hide. Or take them out execution style, they have no value anyway.

    Bring back Belize!

  15. X says:

    Elgin, the real question is, why would a grown woman in her right mind choose a man with this life style? She needs to work on her self esteem.

  16. John says:

    Glad to hear a drug dealer killed. Hope they kill all of them

  17. OriginalWoman says:

    I wonder if there is an individual or individuals, other than gang members, behind the killing or attempt to kill of these men, that died or were shot after Tilllet & Young??? I mean, the way things are getting like the “wild, wild west,” it only follows that a vigilante action can occur. If the gang truce is “technically” still on, who is killing or trying to kill these men????

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