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May 14, 2012

Attempted murder by setting victim on fire, while another shot in the face

Fitzroy Yearwood

Two persons are tonight in critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after attempts on their lives. And although they may carry the same surname they are not related. The first incident involved a shooting early Saturday morning in La Isla Bonita in the San Pablo Area. Thirty year old Barrington Usher was at home when around two-thirty a.m. a knock was heard at the door. Barrington opened the window and spoke to a man. Moments later a shot was heard and Barrington fell to the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to his face. Thirty-two hours later in the Old Capital, another Usher, fifty-nine year old Joseph Usher was also rushed to the K.H.M.H. suffering from severe burns to the head, back, chest and both arms. Sometime around ten-thirty on Sunday morning, Joseph was inside his sister’s yard at the corner of Central American Boulevard and Antelope Street, when he was attacked by a man who doused him and lit him on fire. News Five spoke with Police Press Officer, Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood.


Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

“What we know is that Joseph Usher, fifty-nine years old was standing at the corner of C.A. Boulevard and Antelope Street. Some man approached him, put some form of flammable fluid on him and he was set on fire. Usher was rushed to the K.H.M.H. where he is listed in critical condition.”


Delahnie Bain

“Where was he burnt?”


Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“All we can say right now is that he received injuries all over the body. I cannot say how much percent or so. I would have to consult with a medical officer, but I know that he received some serious injuries.  Barrington Usher was at his residence in San Pedro along with a female friend. He heard a knock on the door and apparently Mister Usher opened a window, looked outside and was having a conversation with a male person when this female friend heard a gunshot blast and then Mister Usher then fell off the bed unto the floor and she realized that he may have been shot in the face. He was suffering from a wound to the face. The police were called and the quick response; they had to rush Mister Usher to K.H.M.H. because of the seriousness of his injury.”


Delahnie Bain

“What condition is he in at this point?”


Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Well up to date, we know that he was still listed in critical but stable, ok.”


No one has been detained in either incident and investigations continue.

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2 Responses for “Attempted murder by setting victim on fire, while another shot in the face”

  1. Rod says:

    Murders murders murders and look at what yearwood is doing he is busy watching the news about Obama on yahoo news all these murders going on and he has enough time to be following Obama news no wonder so many murders no one in this udp gov gives a s. t march belizeans you might be next.

  2. Sp resident says:

    People like barrington are garbage here in the island, as harsh as it may sound he had it coming,, he is garbage. He and his wife Sandra make living of selling crack and buying stolen guys from crackhead thiefs. Police arrest them , then later have to release them on bail. It’s not always the police to blame,, the try , but it’s our judiciary system that fails us, hopefully after this he realizes that it’s time for him to stop affecting people’s life with this sickness he sales. It’s entire families suffering because of drugs. Sometimes we all look at drug addicts and say rack heads, but you know what those people are suffering , they are weak… And if we don’t come together and fight this epidemic, the more will never see head…. People that rent to this individuals should be more considerate and don’t worry only about rent. They own thier own house , but rent places to hang out and sell drugs.

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