BEWU Demands Justice for the Murder of Brian Perez
Belize City police continue to investigate the cold-blooded murder of 38-year-old BEL Technician Brian Perez. Perez was at home with 56-year-old Leticia Magana, 27-year-old Janine Sanchez, and a 14-year-old on Gill Street in Belize City when two dark-skinned men attacked them. The Belize Energy Workers’ Union is demanding justice for the murder, saying (quote) “Perez’ life was senselessly taken away at the hands of someone wielding a gun within his own residence… We demand justice, but more than that we want to raise our voices and join the countless Belizean families who have lost their loved ones to gun violence. We call on the authorities to ensure that the proper investigations are carried out swiftly to bring to justice the person responsible.” (end of quote) This morning reporters asked Police Press Officer ASP Fitzroy Yearwood for an update.
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations, Belize Police Department: “Ever life lost is a major incident for us, we treat it in that manner. We are investigating Mr.Perez’s unfortunate demise and as soon as I have any new information to share on that investigation it will be shared.”