A family dispute in Belmopan has turned into a murder investigation. 19-year-old Walter Axel Gonzalez of the San Martin area was pronounced dead at around three o’clock this afternoon. The stabbing incident occurred last night just after seven o’clock at the victim’s residence. It reportedly unfolded in a matter of minutes as reported by Cayo Correspondent Fem Cruz.
Fem Cruz, Cayo Correspondent: Information gathered is that Gonzales was standing inside his yard when a heated argument started with one Javier Choc Salam. Gonzales was rushed to the Western Regional Hospital and later transferred to the KHMH where he died. Isandro Caledron, one of the family members, spoke about that unfortunate incident last night.
Isandro Calderon, Witness: “It was around 7:30. Javier came drunk, he and my aunty had been arguing then Javier insulted my cousin known as Walter, he got triggered and he got angry he went to Javier tried punching Javier but Javier managed to block to punch and slam him into the car. That caused my cousin to run away went to the bike and threw the bike on top of Javier. Then Javier got up again he went for my cousin again but this time he had the knife on the side of his belt then he took out the knife and a quick stab to the stomach to my cousin and it was done. We received that my cousin had just passed away a few minutes ago. It really hurt us a lot. Hurt me mostly because me and him were good friends and good family members but it affected me and my family member but mostly my aunt.”
Love News understands that Police are currently seeking Javier Zalan Choc who is a person of interest in this investigation.