26-year-old Brandon Bennett was killed on Monday, October 21 and investigators are still trying to figure out who killed him and why. Police have been able to trace his steps hours before he was murdered and it turns out that he was in rival territory. Despite that, it is still unclear what prompted Bennett’s demise. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvett spoke of their preliminary findings.
ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of National Crimes Investigation Branch: “So far we are following several leads and during the course of the investigation we also determined that Bennett had left his home on Louis Bevans Street sometime shortly after 7pm on foot and made his way to the Supal Street area. As a result of that we are following several leads in that area, police are on the ground conducting our investigation in that area. So far we have not yet been able to establish a clear motive. We are looking at some gang issues but yes indeed we have not been able to be able to determine a clear motive.”
Reporter: Would you say that he was in rival gang territory when he went to Supal Street?
ACP Joseph Myvette, Head of National Crimes Investigation Branch: “I would not go as far as to say that. Obviously he was just passing through that area from what has been gathered so far.”
Bennett was found just before eight o’clock on the boulevard in the Vista del Mar area in Ladyville. As recent as September 6, 2019 he was taken to court on a charge of being a member of a gang. Bennett reportedly belonged to the Long Beach Crip better known as “L.B.C.” He has also been charged for other offences including grievous harm, deadly means of harm and attempted murder. He had survived an attack in March 2017 where he was shot near the Belcan Bridge in Belize City.