Two men, believed to be the masterminds behind a shooting over the weekend that claimed the life of one man and left another injured, are in police custody. In the wee hours of Saturday, 26-year-old Jeffery Buller and 28-year-old Akeem Bermudez were purchasing food on 6th Street when they were approached by a gunman. The assailant opened fire on the pair before making good his escape. Police Press Officer, ASP Fitzroy Yearwood, says that investigators believe the shooting may have stemmed from a previous altercation between the assailants and the victims.
ASP. Fitzroy Yearwood, Public Relations, Belize Police Department: “We know that Buller and another male person Bermudez were at a restaurant on 6th Street where they ordered food and were approached by a gunman who fired several shots in their direction causing several body injuries to Buller. I know that Bermudez was also hit but not life-threatening and Buller succumbed to his injuries a few minutes later at the KHMH. What we know so far we have two persons detained. They are saying it was an isolated incident not gang-related, something that transpired between Buller and these two parties earlier that night and it would appear that these persons may have followed them and made good on their target.”