No suspects in Friday night murder

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Updated: July 6, 2015

Belize City Police are also investigating the murder of 22 year old David Steven Rivas of La Croix Boulevard. According to police reports, at about 10 o’clock on Friday night, they were called out to Roaches Street and when they arrived there they saw Rivas suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was shot to the left side of his pelvis, once to the left buttock, once to the left thigh and once to the left calf. Rivas died while receiving treatment at the KHMH. But his family expected him to be killed sooner or later and Hipolito Novelo tells us why.

Hipolito Novelo reporting…

The father of 22 year old David Steven Rivas, was busy on Sunday morning ironing out the headstone that would be place where it would be his resting place. Rivas was shot on Friday night and died on his birthday- at exactly 1:19 on the morning of Saturday, July 4. He was walking to his girlfriend’s home on Roaches Street when he was stopped by three friends who wished him a happy birthday…..but seconds later a gunman would appeared from the darkness and blast several shots at their direction.

Supt. Hilberto Romero – Head, CIB

“Acting upon information received on Friday the 3rd of July around 10pm police visited Roches street in the Martins area where they found David Rivas, 21 years of age with gunshot injuries. He was taken to the KHMH where he was pronounced dead thereafter. An investigation was conducted, several statements have been recorded and no one has been detained and charged for this murder. A female minor was shot with him and he is in a stable condition.

Reporter

“Was she accompanying him?”

Supt. Hilberto Romero – Head, CIB

“She was accompanying him.”

His family told us that Rivas’ life had been threatened before from personalities in the area.

Supt. Hilberto Romero – Head, CIB

“That is a lead we are following up on that he had a conflict with persons in that are he was hanging out at a particular area but yes we have information that he had an ongoing conflict with persons in that area.”

 

But it goes deeper than that, in fact, the feud between him and the other men started years ago. His family told us that Rivas has been expecting to be shot and kill for years now and they know who did it.