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Domestic dispute ends in police shooting

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On Sunday a domestic dispute in San Andres Village, Corozal ended with police shooting 25-year-old Alejandro Dominguez. While he has been treated and released, police are yet to press charges. Inspector Wilfred Ferrufino of the Crimes Investigation Branch in Belize City provided more details of the incident at this morning’s press briefing.


Insp. Wilfred Ferrufino, Crimes Investigation Branch:  “The report was that a female was being beaten by a male. Police arrived at the residence and dealt with the matter however the brother of the female was not satisfied in the manner that the police deal with the report and as a result he became aggressive to the officers and in the process pulled a machete. Officers tried to query from him what was the situation however he advanced towards the police with the machete and as a consequence he was shot.”

Dominguez was shot in the right knee. The Belize Police Department is also conducting an internal investigation into the matter.

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