There was a road traffic incident on Saint Thomas Street, Belize City yesterday morning. A van belonging to the Immigration Department crashed into the back of KHMH’s fence. The van was caught in the middle of a police chase. The chase allegedly stemmed from a shooting on Newtown Barracks. Superintendent Alejandro Cowo stated that they are investigating if the two incidents are linked.
Supt. Alejandro Cowo, Head of National Crimes Investigation Branch, Belize City: “On Thursday just after midnight police were called to A Plus Bar located on New Town Barracks where they met a male person by the name of Darrell Ramclam, 42 years, who reported that whilst he was walking on New Town Barracks and in front of that business establishment he was approached by a male person who fired shots at his direction causing him to fall down to the pavement receiving injuries to himself. He was taken to the hospital where he is presently admitted in a stable condition. As a result police who were in the nearby area they pursued a male person who managed to escape. Shortly afterwards police were notified of a traffic accident at the corner of St.Joseph Street and St.Thomas Street where upon arrival they observed a maroon in color Ford Explorer and a white van with extensive damage to both vehicles. One person was detained who was driving the maroon in color SUV.”
There were two persons inside of the vehicle that was being pursued by police.