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Anfernee Romero succums to shooting Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00

Anfernee Romero, 18, a Belize City resident of Central American Boulevard, was gunned down at his work place on Thursday April 3, and he subsequently died after a long struggle for life in the hospital.

Police say that he was doing his job along with his co-worker, 26 year-old Troy Hyde, at their work place, Locksmith Service, on Central American Boulevard, when 2 men on bicycles rode past and fired gunshots at them just before 5 p.m. Romero suffered a gunshot to the left side of the head, while Hyde suffered multiple injuries to various parts of his body. Both men were rushed to the KHMH, and after almost 12 hours in a critical state, Romero succumbed.

 At this time, police continue to investigate, but no one has been detained, and there is also no known motive for this shooting. That is especially difficult for Romero’s family because he was trying to become a productive citizen, and death came for him at work; he wasn’t socializing with shady characters.

Last year, Romero graduated from Intake #4 of the Youth Apprenticeship Program, coordinated by Dianne Finnegan, who fondly remembers him as a young man who worked hard and was trying his best to take full advantage of the second chance the program offered. He also graduated from the RESTORE Belize Literacy Program on March 28, 2014, another second chance program he took advantage of.