Police detain one man, seek two others for teenager’s murder

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Updated: August 24, 2015

Harry Arzu reporting…

“Dangriga police have one person in custody and are looking for two others in connection with the shooting death of a teenager during a home invasion at mile 26.5 on the Hummingbird Highway that occurred last Friday. Love News spoke with the officer in charge of the Southern Formation Sr. Superintendent Ralph Moody.

Sr. Superintendent Ralph Moody

“On the 21st of August 2015 at about 9 am police received information of a robbery at mile 26.5 on the Hummingbird Highway. Police responding to the report where they spoke to a male person who we learnt to be one Mr. Bernard Usher at the location. They also saw the lifeless body of a male person, a juvenile, a 15 year old whose name we learnt to be Branton Polanco of the said address. Police received information that three male persons entered into Mr. Usher’s residence and took possession of a shot gun and robbed them of an undisclosed amount of money. Mr.Polanco who was the juvenile was entering the building at the same time after he heard the commotion and he was shot to his forehead and later succumbed to his injuries. Mr. Polanco was later transported to the Dangriga hospital where his body is awaiting a post mortem.”

Harry Arzu, Love FM News

We understand that police went to the scene shortly after.

Sr. Superintendent Ralph Moody

“Police did go to the scene and recovered some items they also recovered a tv and a vcr.”

Harry Arzu, Love FM News

Do you know who these three invaders are?

Sr. Superintendent Ralph Moody

“We have one suspect presently but we don’t want to release his name at this moment but we do have a suspect at this moment, one of the three.”

Harry Arzu, Love FM News

Police are still pursuing the others?

Sr. Superintendent Ralph Moody

“ Yes we are still conducting investigations into the matter.”

Harry Arzu, Love FM News

We heard in other reports that one of the persons could be a Honduran?

Sr. Superintendent Ralph Moody

“We also received that information, we are looking into the matter but at the moment we cannot confirm.”