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Alfredo Cowo murdered days after revealing he feared for his life

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San Pedro Police have launched an investigation into the murder of 26-year-old Alfredo Cowo, a young man who only last week had told the media that he feared for his life.  But why? Cowo was a key witness in a case against two police constables who were charged last April for firing their weapons into a crowd and hitting a woman on the island. That case was dismissed only a week ago, on January 9th and both officers, who were attached to the Quick Response Team on that island walked free. Today, island police are trying to find out who attacked and killed Cowo early this morning as he was socializing with a woman. Officer Commanding the San Pedro Police formation, Superintendent Henry Jemmott says that a 9-1-1 call was received at about 12:40 in this morning. They went to the San Pedro Poly Clinic where they found Cowo. He had been shot in the chest and lower rib cage.

 

Supt. Henry Jemmott – OC, San Pedro Police

“Initial reports are that he was socializing minutes earlier with a female companion near the Central Park near an establishment in San Pedro Town when a lone gunman approached the said male person and fired several shots in the direction and made good his escape. Several of the shots hit their mark and Mr. Cowo was then transported to the polyclinic and further airlifted to KHMH where he succumbed to his injuries. Police has processed the scene, we have canvassed the area for witnesses and the matter is under investigation.”

 

Dalila Ical – Reporter:

“Was the gunman Hispanic or of dark complexion?”

 

Supt. Henry Jemmott – OC, San Pedro Police

“From the report the person is Hispanic.”

 

Dalila Ical – Reporter:

“We are told too that there were two other individuals waiting for him at a distance, does police have any information of that kind?”

 

Supt. Henry Jemmott – OC, San Pedro Police

“That has not been proven, that is just speculation, we have not gotten that part of the evidence. Like I tell you our investigation is at the infancy stage and we haven’t gotten to that section as yet.”

 

The woman who was accompanying Cowo, who we are told is his girlfriend, was not injured. Love News understands that a gunman of Hispanic decent approached the couple and fired at least four shots in their direction. Cowo and his female companion were reportedly watching a Facebook video on his phone when the shots rang out. They took cover behind a golf cart and we are told that Cowo’s girlfriend attempted to protect Cowo by getting on top of him and pleading for his life. The gunman attempted to fire at the duo but the gun jammed. The gunman then left the scene and met with two other men who were waiting for him at a distance. Cowo was rushed off the island but died while on his way to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Cowo told the media and others close to him that he feared for his life, but according to authorities, he never filed that concern with the police.

 

Dalila Ical – Report

 

Now did Mr. Cowo at any point in time inform your formation there on the island that he was fearing for his life after this case was dismissed from court?

 

Supt. Henry Jemmott – OC, San Pedro Police

I have no knowledge of that ?

 

Dalila Ical – Report

Any suspect so far?

 

Supt. Henry Jemmott – OC, San Pedro Police

“So far, we are working very closely, we brought in extra investigators from Belize City to assist us with this matter because we have seen the sensitive nature of it and so we are working tediously to try and bring this investigation to a close. But I would like to appeal to the general public, because we know people were out there to come forward and give witness statements and to come forward and give evidence because only that can assist us with this latest murder on the island.”

 

Cowo’s body awaits a post-mortem examination.

 

 

 

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