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Man Shot to His Neck By Police

A police officer is detained pending charges after his story did not add up in a shooting incident on Saturday evening. 

A police officer is detained pending charges after his story did not add up in a shooting incident on Saturday evening.  Reports are that 26-year-old Ryan Foster had tried to escape detention at Precinct Two on Raccoon Street, Belize City when he was being taken to wash his hands prior to entering the station.  He reportedly saw an opportunity to escape, and made a run for it. He was pursued by Police, and was subsequently shot.  Senior Superintendent Hilberto Romero explained that an internal investigation was launched and the preliminary findings suggest that the officer used excessive force in the matter.

Hilberto Romero, Head of Criminal Investigations Branch:  “He was not handcuffed. He went to wash his hands and he took that opportunity to try and escape.”

Reporter: So only one officer was there guarding him ?

Hilberto Romero, Head of Criminal Investigations Branch:  “One officer correct.”

Reporter: The officer, does he remain on the job, is he being investigated ?

Hilberto Romero, Head of Criminal Investigations Branch:  “He is detained pending charges.”

Reporter: The officer ?

Hilberto Romero, Head of Criminal Investigations Branch:  “That is correct.”

Reporter: Is there a reason why that officer is detained ?

Hilberto Romero, Head of Criminal Investigations Branch:  “Yes because he gave us a version of events and we saw contrary to that after the investigation.”

Reporter: Sir sounds a little muddled. You’re saying he gave a version of events, the police I guess found out another version as to what happens can you provide us some clarity there sir ? Is the officer withholding certain information.

 Hilberto Romero, Head of Criminal Investigations Branch: “Well he gave his version and the investigation showed other things that were not adding up and that is the reason he is detained.”

Reporter: Was he negligent in his duties ?

Hilberto Romero, Head of Criminal Investigations Branch:  “Again at the end of the investigation is showing the use of force was excessive.”

Foster was shot to the neck area and was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for treatment and is in a stable condition.