Angel Orellano wanted for Belmopan murder Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 August 2017 00:00

Belmopan police have released a wanted poster for 22 year-old Belmopan resident Angel Antonio Orellano, aka “Weche”. They believe that he may be connected with the murder of 21 year-old Samuel Mendez, a resident of the Capital City.

Police say that at around 7 o’clock on Monday morning, July 31, Mendez was working. He was cutting a yard on Costa Rica Street when a man ambushed and shot him several times in the upper body. The injuries he suffered were severe, and they claimed his life before the authorities could arrive and render aid. Eyewitnesses say that he tried to escape from the gunman, but he couldn’t  and after he got shot, he tried to get help from residents nearby. Unfortunately, he collapsed a short distance away from the location he was shot.

Mendez’s family tells the press that he was cutting his cousin’s yard, something which he does every 2 to 3 weeks. They say that they have no idea why anyone would gun him down. He was a security guard who works for the company, Alliance Security. His family describes him as a quiet person who had many friends, and if he had any difficulties with anyone, he would have kept them to himself.

The cops say that they have no adverse reports against him in their records.  Their investigation suggests that he may have had a misunderstanding with 2 men, and one of those individuals may have returned looking for some sort of revenge.

Orellano’s picture was released by the police because they have reason to suspect that he may flee the country. Persons with information on his whereabouts are asked to call the nearest police station.