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Police officer shoots man in Dangriga; PSB investigating

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting involving a police officer. Inspector Ferrufino said the incident happened on Saturday on Commerce Street in Dangriga.

Insp. Wilfredo Ferrufino, CIB, Belize City: “A police officer was on duty and he was approached by a male individual who began throwing rocks at him. Upon the individual attempting to throw more rocks at the officer the officer drew his licensed weapon and fired a single shot at the individual causing the injury to the right leg. That individual has been identified to be Jesse Lopez a 23 year old laborer of the Laguierale area of Dangriga area of Dangriga Town. We know that he is at the hospital retrieving treatment. His injuries are not life threatening and that matter is under investigation by the professional standards branch.”

Lopez may face charges following investigations.