Tarique Cadle’s Murder a Retaliation for Earlier Shooting Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00

Tarique “Paulie” Cadle, 25, was shot in the head at about 9:31 a.m. on Wednesday, February 19th, at #376 Plues Street in Belize City. He later succumbed to the injury caused by the bullet, becoming the latest youngster to die from gun violence in the old capital. Cadle lives in the Supal Street area and for his neighbours there is no doubt as to what the motive for his murder was.

Everyone in the area believes that Cadle was killed in retaliation to a shooting which occurred just over ten hours earlier. According to police report, sometime after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18th, George Street Gang affiliates Andrew Tate and Kariq Tzul were sitting on a step inside a yard at the corner of West Canal and King Street when a lone gunman came walking from the direction of George Street and opened fire as he got close. The man is described as being slim built, of dark complexion with long dread lock. Tzul was struck by bullets twice to the left upper leg. Tate received gunshot wounds to the right arm, left arm, left side of the abdomen, below the stomach, right upper leg and left upper leg. Tate and Tzul were rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where Tate was admitted in a critical condition and Tzul in a stable condition. Six 9mm expended shells and nine 9X19 S&B brand expended shells were retrieved from the scene. Police detained one man shortly after the incident.

According to unconfirmed reports, that man is a former affiliate of the George Street Gang and now major player in the Supal Street Gang. Cadle is allegedly related to the man detained for questioning in the Tuesday night shooting. He is also friends with many members of the George Street Gang. On Wednesday morning, Cadle was warned not to go in the George Street area but he ignored the warning because he had always been friends with the guys from that block. So on Wednesday morning he rode his bike just as he would on any other day and went to hang out with his friends. Relatives and friends believe that it was one of those very “friends” that invited him into the yard at Plues Street and blasted a bullet into his head.

Police investigations into both shooting incidents continue.