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Valley of Peace man shot by police Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at about 2:00 p.m., police conducted an operation in the Valley of Peace village in Cayo. As a result of the operation, the officers were about to conduct a search at the residence of Kevin Avetar, a 21-year-old Belizean, when he ran into the nearby bushes. Avetar was pursued and eventually caught by an officer. A struggle ensued between Avetar and the officer where Avetar attempted to take away the officer’s firearm. Several shots were fired that resulted in Avetar receiving a flesh wound to the left leg. He was taken to the Western Regional Hospital for treatment. Police are investigating.