Man Gunned Down in Caye Caulker Home, Three Detained for Questioning

Man Gunned Down in Caye Caulker Home, Three Detained for Questioning

Another man was gunned down on Saturday night in the comfort of his home on La Isla Carinosa. Around 7:30, police at Caye Caulker Village responded to a shooting incident on Avenida Mangle Street and found 45-year-old Floyd “Southy” Samuels suffering from gunshot wounds. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Hilberto Romero, says Samuels was at home with his common-law-wife when two men arrived to purchase “fonto”. Romero explained that police have since detained three men and are reviewing surveillance footage from the area.

Hilberto Romero, Senior Superintendent of Police: “Information is that Floyd Samuels was at his house along with his common law wife Kimara Andrewin when two male persons came to the lower flat of the house and one of the male persons fired shots towards the direction of the deceased. We have three persons in custody in regard to this murder. Kimara Andrewin received a minor graze and she was treated and released from the clinic. That is the information we gathered at the scene that yes they knew the person.” 

Reporter: A motive behind this? 

Hilberto Romero, Senior Superintendent of Police: “We do not have a motive. We are working on that right now. We are doing interviews to try to ascertain what transpired that led to this murder.” 

Reporter: Did Mr. Samuels have any previous altercations with these men based on what the police has gathered so far? 

Hilberto Romero, Senior Superintendent of Police: No we do not know.” 

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