San Ignacio Police Probe Into Shooting Death of Construction Worker

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Updated: July 28, 2017

A man was shot and killed in San Ignacio last night. He is 37 year old Jose Leonardo Nunez Castellanos, a Honduran construction worker of the Santa Cruz Area. Castellanos was involved in an altercation with a 31 year old man at around nine o’clock last night. Police say Castellanos was armed with a machete and had chopped the man to the hand. When he was going for another chop, as he swung the machete, the man pulled out a nine millimeter pistol and shot Castellanos several times. He died fifty minutes later at the San Ignacio Community Hospital while receiving treatment. The licensed firearm has been recovered.