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Shootings spike in the City, Jason Almendarez latest victim Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

Jason Almendarez, a 27 year-old Belize City resident from the Lake Independence area, was killed in what appears to be a street-style execution carried out in broad daylight.

It happened at around 2:08 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10 on Jasmine Street.  Almendarez went to buy food at the Fish Joint Food Shop, which is a short distance from his home, and near to the Mahogany Street Police Substation. He reportedly arrived by vehicle, went into the yard, and placed his order. He was waiting to get his food, and that’s when a gunman walked off the street, took aim and shot him in the head.

He was rushed to the KHMH, and he clung to life until around 5:55 p.m., when he died while undergoing treatment.

There are reports to the press that he may have been targeted for a personal dispute over money.

There was also another shooting at reportedly around 8 p.m., 2 hours after Almendarez passed away. Police have not released any official details on it, but information to the media is that 26 year-old Javon Bailey was standing in front of a yard on Lakeview Street, also not too far from his home. A gunman caught him off-guard and shot him in the abdomen area.  He’s at the KHMH at this time.

Julian Ebanks, a 28 year-old resident of Hattieville survived a shooting which happened  Sunday night, October 8. He was socializing in the Conch Shell Bay Area of the city when someone fired gunshots in his direction. He was injured to the left shoulder and cheek.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 October 2017 12:33