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Jason Anderson and Reese Fitzgibbon charged with attempted murder Print E-mail
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Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

Two men have been charged in relation to a shooting that happened on Iguana Street which has left a 56-year-old man, Steve Finley, fighting for his life at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The shooting happened in broad daylight on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

Those men, Jason Anderson and Reese Fitzgibbon, appeared in court before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. There they were read separate indictable charges. The men were charged with two counts each of attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm, wounding, and dangerous harm. Anderson was also charged with abetment to commit murder.

No plea was taken from the men given that it was an indictable offense with the possibility of it being sent to the Supreme Court. The magistrate also informed the men that since the crime involved a firearm, bail could not be granted. As a result, both men were remanded to the Belize Central Prison until April 9, 2018.

According to police reports, two men, Steve Finley and Tyrone Barcelona, were fixing a vehicle when a Nissan Altima drove up out of which two men exited and opened fired on Finley and Barcelona. While it is believed that the intended target was Barcelona, he escaped having only been shot in the left arm and Finley was shot multiple times to the body. The vehicle was discovered less than 24-hours later in the Supal Street Gang territory.

ASP Alejandro Cowo has stated that a third man is yet to be charged but was already detained. When asked if there was any motive, ASP Cowo said that it is understood to be a rivalry between the two groups.