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Police make headway in Queen Street shooting in Punta Gorda Town

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvett said that the police has made considerable progress in the case of the Queen Street daylight shooting in Punta Gorda Town over the weekend. While investigators still have not established a motive for the attack, they have made arrests.

ACP Joseph Myvett: “Police has since arrested and charged Adwan Usher 27 years of  a Punta Gorda Town address for two counts of aggravated assault, one count of attempted murder in relation to another incident that he was involved in. Several other counts including grievous harm for which he has since been charged today and he was taken to court. Additionally his partner at the time Albert Valentine had since been arrested and charged for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition as well as two counts of aggravated assault.”

ACP Myvett says that they expect to arrest and charge more persons soon as they continue to investigate other crimes in that municipality. Meanwhile in the Cayo District, police are investigating another robbery. It happened on Wednesday around one o’clock in the afternoon when B and J store in San Ignacio was targeted.

ACP Joseph Myvett: “The proprietor of the store reported to the me that sometime around 12:45 PM two male persons: one of hispanic and one of dark complexion entered the store. One was wearing a cap whereas the other one had on a hood. One was armed with a firearm and they demanded money. As a result the proprietor was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money and other personal belongings. Police are following one lead and we have one persons in custody at this time pending the investigation.”

No arrests have been made.

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