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Oct 22, 2012

Is Keon Johnson’s murder gang related?

Keon Johnson

Early on Saturday evening another city resident succumbed to gun violence. This time, it is no different… gang violence was at the root of the murder.  Twenty-one year old Keon Johnson is the latest murder victim in what police describe as an ongoing feud between rival gangs in the Port Loyola community.  On Saturday evening Johnson was executed in a hail of bullets, as a lone gunman accosted him while walking along Central American Boulevard.  Johnson, who had narrowly escaped with his life during a previous attempt on June twenty-eighth, was mortally wounded after being hit multiple times to various parts of the body.  Police press officer Raphael Martinez says the incident may be gang-related.


Raphael Martinez, Police Press Officer

“Police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they saw the body of Keon Johnson Francis, twenty-one years old Belizean construction worker of a Belize City address, with multiple gunshot wounds.  Investigations revealed that approximately 5:20 p.m. Keon was walking on Central American Boulevard on Fabers Road heading towards the direction of Neal’s Penn Road, when he was approached by a dark complexion male person who fired several shots at him.  Keon reportedly ran in front of South Side Butane Depot, where the murderer caught up with him and inflicted the fatal injuries.  Keon was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m. Three Aguila brand, nine millimeter expended shells were retrieved from the scene and police have detained a twenty-three year old Belize City man in connection with this latest homicide.”


Raphael Martinez

Marion Ali, Love News

“Do police have the motive of that murder on Central American Boulevard?  Have you established a motive?”


Raphael Martinez

“Police are actually following some leads but they believe that it is gang-related.”


On June twenty-eighth, Johnson was alighting a pickup truck on Central American Boulevard when he was shot once to the left foot by an assailant he later identified as Norman McKenzie.  McKenzie was subsequently arrested and charged with attempted murder despite his mother denying his involvement in the shooting.

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10 Responses for “Is Keon Johnson’s murder gang related?”

  1. Uncle Benji says:

    Run with dogs, and you will die like a dog. Next story.

  2. hahahhahaaaaa says:

    so sweet. my homies funeral was that day. what a great farewell gift. Thank you whosoever did us the favor

  3. Rick V. says:

    “What a great farewell gift ?” I hope when it is ‘hahahhahaaaaa ‘s’ turn to be in the sights of the business end of a 9mm or .45 that he has the same sentiments… This mentality of laughing at our fallen country men is exactly the reason why crime keeps getting worse and our days as a prople are numbered. Typical crabs in a bucket…..

  4. Belizean says:

    Fallen men, who CHOSE TO LIVE THAT WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do not live that way, so I do not expect to fall that way. For sure less chance of falling that way. But whoever lives this way, will fall that way. Come one, these guys are living on the edge everyday! This is what they live for, to kill and be killed. So let them continue, the more they kill the less to worry about. Im happy I dont need to do it

  5. pissed says:

    RIP KEON.aka will be always.

  6. keepinitreal says:

    @hahahhaaaaaa u need to shit up and get a grip of ur self,and don’t judge a man cuz nobody perfect so shut the hell up u dof @$$,I bet u wish u was even close to been the man keon was that a real g by birth fool

  7. keepinitreal says:

    @hahhaaaa shut the hell up fool,I bet u aint half the man keon was,ur internet wana be thug posting stuff on here like u bad,sit yo a** down fool,and for who all know keon now the man he is and he will always be love,that a real g by birth

    love u keon baby ur gona always be in my heart
    and we all gona miss u

  8. keepinitreal says:

    @hahahaahaa shut the heck up who so ever u are u wana gangsta talkin bs cuz i could bet u ain’t half the man keon was,he was a real g by birth so get a life fool and shut up

  9. ghettogirl says:

    who ever is laughing just remember this first laugh isnt the laugh so here this go suck ur mother all u who is talking bs cause you all have mouth now but wait until the grim reaper knock on ur door then u will see how funny it is keon is sleeping sleep on keon no one can hurt u again

  10. GAZA says:

    R.I.P BABA rest in peace G an to all those ppl talking negative !@#$ about ppl you all nee to get a alife no one perfect even thou we choose our own destiny and the path we choose is a part of wat we will b dnt juge us that God job just learn from other ppl down fall and shut the hell up like u so all dam perfect

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