San Pedro man shoots two students and an adult Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:00

Christian Espat, a 21-year-old San Pedro resident, was rushed over to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court late Monday, August 14, 2017 to be arraigned on seven criminal offenses. He appeared before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza who denied him bail due to the nature of the offense he allegedly committed. As a result, Espat was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until November 14, 2017.

Espat was charged with two counts of attempted murder, three counts of use of deadly means of harm with a dangerous weapon, and two counts of dangerous harm upon 2 primary school students, 12-year-old Armando Hernandez and 9-year-old Jaheem Martinez, as well as 27-year-old Lloyd Tyndall.

The shooting incident occurred around 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2017 in the San Pedrito area of San Pedro Town. Police on the island are alleging that a gunman opened fire arbitrarily in a group of people.

Hernandez, Martinez and Tyndall were socializing at “Easy Does It A-and-A Woodwork Shop” in the San Pedrito area when a lone gunman opened fire, releasing a barrage of bullets. Tyndall was severely wounded as he was shot as many as four times, once to the abdomen and three times to the left leg. Martinez was shot to the left wrist while Hernandez was shot in the right buttock.

The matter was retransferred to San Pedro jurisdiction where he will appear on his next court appearance.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 August 2017 13:59