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Apr 30, 2012

Ibrahim Smith charged for M&M shooting

Ibrahim Smith

On Friday afternoon, there was a broad daylight shooting on M&M Street located in the Gungulung area of Southside Belize City. Twenty-two year old Desmond Gonzales was injured and before the end of the weekend, twenty-year old Mopan Street resident, Ibrahim Smith was arrested and charged for that shooting. This morning, Smith; who was unrepresented, appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith where he was slapped with four criminal charges including Attempted Murder, Use of Deadly Means of Harm, Wounding and Aggravated Assault with a Dangerous Instrument. No plea was taken and he was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison.  The incident occurred sometime around one p.m. while Gonzales was walking on M&M’s Street in the company of a friend. A white in color Honda Civic car drove up behind them and Smith, the allege accused, exited the vehicle armed with a hand gun where he allegedly fired several shots in Gonzales’ direction causing his injuries.

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