Security Guard Claims Self Defense in Recent Shooting

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Updated: July 15, 2015

A man was shot and killed at a business establishment in Belize City on Tuesday night. Head of the Criminal Investigations Branch, Superintendent Hilberto Romero, shared the details of their preliminary investigations.

HILBERTO ROMEROHilberto Romero - CIB

“On Tuesday the 14th day of July 2015 police responded to a shooting at the Gonzalo Quinto compound situated at miles 1 1/2 on the Phillip Goldson Highway where they found a male person, Louis Leslie, 39 years, with a single gunshot wound to the right side of his abdomen area. He was transported to the KHMH where he succumbed to his injuries around 8pm yesterday. The information we’ve gathered so far is that this male person may have entered the compound through the front gate and went to the back area of the compound where it is alleged that he had a confrontation there with the security guard who was armed at the time. The security guard is alleging that he was assaulted and attacked by this person with a metal pipe. He pulled out his service weapon and fired a single shot which caused that fatal injury.”

Police continue their investigation to determine if any charges will be brought against the security guard.