Police Subdues Man by Gunshot

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Updated: May 4, 2016

Tonight, John Dawson, a resident of Scotland Halfmoon Village in Rural Belize is in the hospital, in a stable condition after being shot by Police officers. Police had responded to an assault in the area. When officers approached Dawson to arrest him, he reportedly tried to hit the arresting officer with a steel object. Subsequently, another officer present reportedly fired a single shot hitting Dawson in his right foot. Dawson remains at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. On his release he will be charged with “aggravated assault.”