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Leroy Goff, charged for San Pedro shooting Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 00:00

On Monday April 10, Leroy Goff was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith. He was read three charges: dangerous harm, use of deadly means of harm with a deadly weapon, a firearm, against Delson Paguada, and one count of aggravated assault on 14 year old Tionne Paguada. During the incident, Goff was injured himself and underwent surgery at the KHMH. Goff is now confined to a wheelchair.

In court, Goff, who was represented by attorney Richard “Dickie” Bradely, pleaded not guilty to all three charges. Given the nature of the offense and the use of a firearm, Goff was automatically remanded to the Belize Central Prison, despite his conditions.

In a report, Tionne Paguada, who was accompanied by his mother, told the police that on Thursday, March 23, 2017, he was lying on his bed when he heard a loud bang which he assumed was a gunshot. He looked through his window where he saw his brother Delson holding his chest. He heard another bang and his brother started to run. He ran downstairs where he saw a man pointing a gun in his direction. He recognized the man as Leroy Goff. Goff pulled the trigger and the gun snapped. Goff fell and that is when Tionne picked up a piece of lumber and hit Goff. Paguada said his neighbors came to assist and that is when they were able to subdue Goff in the process he was shot to the back.

Goff’s next court date is set for July 14, 2017. Bradley is preparing to take Goff’s matter to the Supreme Court where he will be applying for bail on his behalf as soon as Wednesday, April 12.