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Oct 31, 2012

Shooting in air and high speed chase in the City

There was a disturbance on Tuesday night in Belize City near Mahogany Street. Shots were fired and the cops were in a fast pursuit of men driving a Toyota Camry. It quickly became a foot chase as the men abandoned the vehicle. According to the police P.R., the officers were able to capture the suspects and retrieve a weapon without any loss of life.


Raphael Martinez, Police Press Officer

Raphael Martinez

“On Tuesday the thirtieth of October at about eight-thirty in the evening, Police responded to shots being fired on La Croix Boulevard, Belize City. Police quickly responded and visited the location and upon arriving at the corner of Mahogany and Linda Vista Street, a dark blue Toyota Camry without license plate was observed speeding on Linda Vista Street in the direction of the George Price Highway. A pursuit was initiated by the police and the Zone nine mobile unit. During the pursuit, the dark blue Toyota Camry lost control and ran into a board fenced on Linda Vista Street. Three male persons quickly exited the car and ran in separate directions. Subsequently, two of them: a twenty-five year old Belize City man and a sixteen year old minor of Burrell Boom were apprehended. Found on the minor was a black nine millimeter Austria nine by nineteen pistol containing a blank magazine. Both men were detained and escorted to the Queen Street Police Station. Police recovered one black nine millimeter Austria nine by nineteen pistol containing an empty magazine; one damaged blue Toyota Camry without license plate, a set of keys, a black cell phone, knapsack, pair of slippers and several pieces of clothing.”

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