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Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

Sbeiro Habib Hajjara, a 36 year-old Honduran Taxi driver living in Belize City, was found dead inside his taxi vehicle early on Sunday, May 6. He was on the job, and it is uncertain why he was killed. Another innocent law-abiding citizen was murdered in cold blood, in what looks like a spike in crime for the last three weeks.

Police say that at around 3:47 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to reports of shots being fired at the corner of Mahogany Street and Western Avenue in Belize City. When they arrived, they found Hajjara inside his grey Nissan Sentra. He was in the driver’s seat, and he appeared lifeless. So, the officers made checks and found 3 gunshot injuries to his right upper rib cage, and another shot to the forehead.

Initial investigation suggests that at 3:27 a.m., he left a night club in the city with a female passenger. He was supposed to get this customer home, and at around 20 minutes after he drove off, shots were heard being fired in the area where his body was found.

In a press conference, held the following day, police said that at this time, they have no motives, and no suspects to investigate for Hajjara’s murder.

His killing is perplexing to his friends because, according to them, his violent demise does not in any way match up with his personality. He is described as friendly, and caring about friends and family, and charismatic to his customers with whom he would have enjoyable conversations all along their rides to their destination. He is known for his positive outlook on life, which he often shared with friends or family members, who were going through a tough time at different moments of their life.

Friends of his have told the press that he was very concerned about his safety and the late night hours he was working.

Eddie Reyes, one such friend, told the press, “I know Habib was mentioning to friends and personally to me that he was going to stop working late at night because the city was getting dangerous… He said his mom also did not like his working late either because she worried about him.”

Unfortunately, he did not stop fast enough, and he paid the ultimate price for trying to pay his bills, and put food on the table at his home.