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Thursday, 15 May 2014 00:00

On Monday May 12, 21-year-old Wilfred Ramirez, appeared in Court #1 before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith where he was read two firearm related offenses.

Ramirez was charged with one count of kept prohibited firearm, for allegedly having in his possession, 1 black rusty sawed off shot gun with no serial number measuring 18 inches for which he had no gun license for.

He was additionally charged with kept prohibited ammunition after he was found in possession of 1-12 gauge cartridge, maroon and brass in color for which he has not been granted a gun license by the commissioner of police.

In court, Ramirez pleaded not guilty but due to the nature of the offenses, he was denied bail and remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until July 23, 2014.

On Friday May 9, Julian Willoughby was laid to rest after being gunned down on Antelope Street in Belize City. Police were anticipating that his murder would have led to retaliation on the streets, hence a number of police officers as man as 12 were posted to work at the funeral for Willoughby.

While at the funeral police observed Ramirez nearby and conducted a search on him. While the search was being conducted the gun allegedly fell from under his clothing. The gun allegedly fell through his pants foot and fell to the ground at the Lord Ridge Cemetery.  

While they caught Ramirez with the sawed off shot gun, no violence had occur during the funeral proceedings.