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Jan 13, 2014

Emerson McDonald, the 3rd murder victim for the weekend

ASP Calbert Flowers

The third murder occurred some fourteen hours later around five-thirty p.m. on Sunday. Thirty-eight year old Emerson McDonald of an Arlington Drive address in Belize City was shot once to the center of the lower back as he was walking on Central American Boulevard, just a stone’s throw from where he lived. According to reports, McDonald had just left home when a male person wearing a black mask over his face fired several shots in his direction. Twenty-three year old Joseline Maximo, who was also walking near Belizean Pharmacy, was also hit to the right ankle. While Maximo was treated and released, an hour after the shooting, McDonald died at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. News Five spoke with Deputy Officer Commanding Precinct two in Belize City, Assistant Superintendent Calbert Flowers on the murder.


ASP Calbert Flowers, Deputy O.C., Precinct 2, Belize City Police Department

“Sunday, January 12th 2014, sometime around 5:30 PM acting on information received, the police visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where two person from what appears to be gunshot wounds, a male person and a female, the male was later identified as Emerson McDonald a resident from Arlington Drive. The natal investigation reveal that these two person were walking on Central American Boulevard in the vicinity of Arlington Drive when the alone gunman arrived and fired several shots in the direction of Emerson, which caught him, he was injured and he was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where later on that evening he succumbed to his injuries. The female was hospitalized and she was treated and subsequently released from the hospital.”

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