Police are looking for a male person who eluded them early Saturday morning. According to police reports, 47-year-old Glenn Caliz, the former Gang Suppression Unit Commander, was on duty when he received credible information that a man who had a gun in his possession was walking on North front Street in Belize City. As a result, Caliz along with another police officer and a BDF soldier proceeded to the location. At yesterday’s police press brief, ASP Alejandro Cowo said the man proceeded to shoot at lawmen.
ASP Alejandro Cowo: “Police officers had just departed the Queen St. Police station in a Police vehicle or marked Police vehicle driven at the time by Inspector Caliz accompanied by Sergeant Maroqin and a BDF Corporal that is attached to the operation. Whilst they were leaving the compound they drove into Barrack Rd. into North front St. and just approaching by Bottom Dollar they were alerted to a guy that was ahead of them with what appeared to be a firearm. They sped the vehicle and went towards that male person and upon stopping the vehicle, the person walked between the Swing Bridge and a house that is opposite the corner of the Swing Bridge and that is when Police came out of the vehicle and called for the person to stop but the male person turned back and pointed a firearm at the direction and fired three shots. Police responded and pulled out their service firearms and fired several shots at a male person. He managed to jump inside of the river. Thereafter Police conducted a search and rescue inside of the river however the person was not found.”
The person is believed to be alive and police continue their search for him.