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Jul 30, 2012

Was Flowers a victim of gang warfare?

Steven Flowers

The first person to be killed over the weekend was Steven Flowers, who was shot multiple times on the chest and rib cage in close proximity of his Mahogany Street house. Flowers was along with another person, Rayan Mejia hanging out in front of a bakery when gunshots rang out. Mejia was also shot and hospitalized for injuries to his leg. There is reason to believe the murder may be gang related and police suspect that there may be retaliation. News Five’s Jose Sanchez has a report.


Jose Sanchez, Reporting

Twenty-four year old Steven Flowers was killed in front of the Isaray Bakery, two minutes walking distance from his home near the Charles Hyde Building on Mahogany Street. The police press officer says that Flowers was shot multiple times after nine p.m. on Friday night.


Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood, Police Press Officer

“Steven Flowers lost his life. This was reported sometime around nine-twenty-five p.m. on the twenty-seventh of July when police visited the K.H.M.H. and saw Steven Flowers suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the ribcage, the right side of his chest, right hand and also to the right side.”


Flowers was not alone, one of his friends was also injured during the incident.


Fitzroy Yearwood

Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Ryan Mejia; he was seen suffering from gunshot wounds to both legs. Flowers succumbed to his injuries sometime around eleven p.m. whilst undergoing treatment at the K.H.M.H. our investigation has revealed so far that Flowers and Mejia were socializing on Mahogany Street in front of bakery, when they heard several shots coming from a dark area and realized that they were hit.  Both men were rushed to the K.H.M.H. We have four persons detained in connection with this murder and hope to file charges soon.”


Jules Vasquez, 7 News

“I’m told that he may be associated with the P.I.V. Is that a gang-related homicide?


Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“Yes it is; it is.”


Jules Vasquez

“And so are you guys expecting retaliation? Are you preparing for a possible retaliation?”


Insp. Fitzroy Yearwood

“We are prepared for a possible retaliation and I must mention that we have detained four persons that we believe are directly involved in this recent incident. And hope to file charges soon.”


His mourning family understandably declined to comment.   Reporting for News Five, Jose Sanchez.


Four persons were detained for questioning; we’ll have more on the violence over the weekend coming up later in the newscast. 

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8 Responses for “Was Flowers a victim of gang warfare?”

  1. Marie says:

    One less gangbanger

  2. GSU commanding officer says:

    Ah well…. next news story please

  3. Rod says:

    When will this useless gov. Bring back the hanging penalty how many people have to die before they decide to bring back the hanging penalty lets see three years now over 500 murders and counting and no action taken to prevent murders makes me believe that this pm and gov. Are instigating all these murders why won’t they stop this insanity and bring back the hanging penalty it boggles my mind how they can sleep at night .

  4. Uncle Benji says:

    Bury the dog and let’s move on. He that lives by the gun, shall die by the gun. Amen. One gansta ……… less.

    Kids learn a trade or go to school.

  5. Belizean says:

    What goes around come around

  6. tashy says:

    the belize people say that the police are bad, well think on this… what if the pooopoooos are killing these guys in the night and just blaming it on the other gangs, so they can kill more people. kill two birds with one stone. don’t get me wrong belize have too much crime and something have to be done about that for sure. maybe instead of giving these people a little two and bail for little money, give them 10 years and up with no bail. just saying

  7. shabba says:

    Please stop talk !@$$ bout hanging. They cant convict nobody that is the problem. Look pahn the man weh kill the police. He beat wah murder rap and get back on the street and murder again.

  8. tallaz says:

    he was a good friend of mind i wish my son and his son could of c what a grate man he was

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