Police Detain Four Teens After Halloween Shooting Incident in Belize City
As many as four police mobiles had blocked the traffic flow at the Cinderella Plaza and its intersection with Wilson and Kelly Streets last night. The police were in the area after reports of shots being fired went into the command center. What started out as a fun night of trick or treating in Belize City, ended with four teenagers being detained by police in connection with the shooting. Quick response from the officers brought the matter under control, and led to the detention of two males and two females, between the ages of 15 and 20. The officers were able to confiscate the point-forty-five caliber pistol, believed to have been the weapon fired. According to the Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, one of the males was charged earlier today for the pistol which is a prohibited firearm. The commissioner also responded to reports that one of those detained was his niece.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “I was asked that question this morning and honestly have not been able to check. I know that the person in whose bag the gun was found is a Williams and is from Seine Bight. I have been busy here, I have not been able to check. But it could be my brother’s daughter or son. I don’t know if it’s a girl, I thought it was a boy, but you’re saying it’s a girl. So if that is the case, it may be the daughter of my brother. But my people know me. They’re not going to call me. So if that is what you want to ask it doesn’t matter. If she was found with a gun then she’s going to face the consequences of that.”
The confiscated weapon was found with three live rounds of ammunition.