Self-Defense Claim in Fatal Shooting: Commissioner Williams Waits for DPP’s Directives

Self-Defense Claim in Fatal Shooting: Commissioner Williams Waits for DPP’s Directives

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says he believes the man who fatally shot 28-year-old, Trevor Brown last weekend acted in self-defense. Last Saturday, Brown, who was intoxicated, was leaving a Belize City nightclub when he hit another man’s vehicle and became aggressive. Brown reportedly attempted to hit the man with his vehicle and then opened fire on him. The man was shot in the head but managed to return fire and mortally wounded Brown. Since then, the man has been in police custody. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says that the department is awaiting directives from the Director of Public Prosecutions to move forward with the matter. 

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “The young man was released from the hospital yesterday and I believe he gave a statement to the police and the police have submitted the statement and the file along with the video footage to the DPP and we’re now awaiting instructions from the DPP in terms of how we proceed.”

Reporter: You aren’t able to say at this point there is that element of self defense that you guys are looking at ?

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “Well certainly from the way the video footage what I saw in the video footage from my personal experience I would say that yes there is a strong element of self defense.”

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Brown was no stranger to the law and was suspected of burglarizing a woman’s home in April of this year. He was also charged with shooting at a friend after they got into an argument in August last year.

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