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Brothers charged for New Years Day Shootings Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 January 2013 00:00

AkeemPolice have arrested and charged 23-year-old Akeem Hubert Humes for the murder of 45-year-old Orlando Sylvestre Williams. At about 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1st, Williams was near his home at the corner of Dean Street and West Canal having a conversation with a friend, when a light complexion man came walking on Dean Street from the direction of Plues Street and fired several shots at him. Williams was struck multiple times and died on the spot. Police retrieved seven 9 mm expended shells, one slug and one copper jacket from the scene. Police arrested and charged Humes for murder on Friday, January 4th. He appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith where he was remanded to the Hattieville Prison until February 15th, 2013.

Police also arrested and charged Humes  brother, Shakeem Baizar, for the attempted murder of 48-year-old Marco Valle. He was additionally charged with dangerous harm and the use of deadly means of harm upon Valle. At about 9:40pm on the same date, January 1st, Marco Valle and a friend were riding on separate motorcycles on Regent Street heading towards the Swing Bridge and upon passing in front of Welworth Store, a young man rode beside them and fired a single gunshot, which hit Valle in the left temple. Valle was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he is still on life support. Police retrieved one 9 mm expended shell from the scene. Baizar was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until March 12th.

On December 31st, 2012 Baizar had been charged with the offences of causing public terror and disorderly conduct during a shooting incident which occurred at the BTL park on December 15th, 2012.