Devon Bailey Remanded to Prison for Shooting Two Men Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00

Two men were shot over the weekend and police believe the man responsible is 22-year-old Devon Bailey of Racoon Street, Belize City.

According to police, officers responded to reports of a shooting on Elston Kerr Street at about 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, August 15. One unit visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they found 31-year-old Charles Hinds Jr. suffering from two gunshot wounds to the top of his head (both grazed). A second victim, 41-year-old Eldon Edward Solomon, was seen suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the right upper back. Police investigation revealed that at about 11:35p.m. Hinds and Solomon were socializing on the side walk in front of #3817 Elston Kerr Street when they were approached from behind by three male persons. One of them pulled out a firearm and fired several shots causing the injuries to Hinds and Solomon. The three persons then ran up Pelican Street Extension towards Central American Boulevard where they boarded a waiting car.  Both Solomon and Hinds Jr. have been treated and released from the hospital.

Police investigation led to the arrest of Bailey who appeared in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith on Monday, August 18. Bailey was unrepresented as he was arraigned for six indictable offenses. Charges include two counts of attempted murder upon Charles Hinds Jr. and Eldon Solomon, two counts grievous harm and two counts of use of deadly means of harm. No plea was taken due to the nature of the offense and bail was denied. He was ordered to be remanded to the Belize Central Prison until his next court appearance on October 2.