Police Arrest Two Men in Connection to Belize City Businessman’s Murder

Police Arrest Two Men in Connection to Belize City Businessman’s Murder

Over the weekend, police nabbed two men they believe are responsible for last week’s murder of Jose Antonio Lopez. The men, 21-year-old Emerson Elijio and 23-year-old Milton Nuñez were arrested and charged with Lopez’s murder. The duo stands accused of fatally shooting Lopez on Wednesday night, while the businessman was socializing on Barbara Harris Street. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Hilberto Romero, explained that the men are believed to have targeted Lopez for his licensed firearm which is yet to be recovered.

ACP Hilberto Romero, Officer Commanding Eastern Division: “Police have since arrested and charged Emerson Elijio, 21 years, and Milton Nunez, 23 years, for the crime of murder. We are seeking on more suspect in regard to this murder. They knew each other and they were there for a while before the shooting happened at the area.”

Reporter: They also reportedly stole his firearm.

ACP Hilberto Romero, Officer Commanding Eastern Division: “Yes they stole his firearm.”

Reporter: Do you all have any leads as to where this might be ? 

ACP Hilberto Romero, Officer Commanding Eastern Division: “No. Several searches were done but we have not recovered the firearm.”

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