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San Pedro Footballer Gunned Down While Heading Home

Police tonight are investigating the murder of a well-known football player. Thirty-five-year-old, Hilberto Sajid Caliz was shot dead on Saturday evening on Ambergris Caye. It happened after five o’clock as Caliz rode his bicycle to his house in the San Pedrito area. Caliz was chased by bare face gunman who fired several shots in his direction causing him to fall to the ground. Police Press Officer ASP Fitzroy Year shared what investigators have unearthed so far.

ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations, Belize Police Department: “We received information that he was riding from home in that area when he was approached by another Hispanic male person who fired several shots at him. We have that other person already in custody and we are hoping to bring some form of charges to him soon. The motive of that shooting is still unknown to police, but quick police response led us to detain one person that we believe is the orchestrator of that crime. The information that we gathered is that he was just riding home from work on what you would call the usual route that he takes, because we know that he was a contractor and this is just his normal routine when he was attacked.”

Reporter: Sir, it was suggested to us that maybe surveillance footage in the area may have captured some element of this gun attack on tape. Is there any accuracy to that?

ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations, Belize Police Department: “Well Daniel, like I said, we have one person detained and hopefully that the investigators can put it together properly and we will see whether or not charges will be levied.”