Man Fatally Stabbed in San Pedro Town

Man Fatally Stabbed in San Pedro Town

Police have charged 32-year-old Alvaro Luis Tun with murder. Tun stands accused of fatally stabbing 29-year-old Elder Arana during an altercation in San Pedro Town on Sunday morning. The fight broke out at a popular nightclub on the island. Arana was fatally stabbed in the chest, back and abdomen. He was rushed to the San Pedro Polyclinic where he was pronounced dead minutes after. The motive for the fight is being investigated. Police Press Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Fitzroy Yearwood provided details 

ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations, Belize Police Department: “Three men were seen fleeing from the scene. A man identified to police as Alvaro Tun was pointed out by bystanders as one of the persons involved in the brawl. A person later identified as Elder Arana, 29 years was said to have been transported to the San Pedro Poly Clinic. Upon arrival there police saw him receiving treatment for several stab wounds. Some time after that around 2 A.M. Mr.Arana was pronounced dead by a medical officer and police immediately launched an investigation. They interviewed several persons that were in the area and I know that they gathered enough evidence to charge Mr.Tun for the murder that was committed on Sunday. From witnesses we have gathered that they were socializing at the night club when Mr.Arana exited the night club he was attacked by Mr.Tun who it is believed inflicted these stab wounds to Mr.Arana. Their motive has not yet been ascertained but it is clearly a one on one attack.”

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