Two Men Charged in Shooting Incident in Belize City

Two Men Charged in Shooting Incident in Belize City

Twenty-seven-year-old, Victor Parham and thirty-year-old Hubert, Paquil appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court today.  The men were charged for the shooting of forty-one-year-old, Eugene Thompson. The incident occurred on last Friday in the Belama Phase 5 area of Belize City. Assistant Commissioner of Police Hilberto Romero spoke on the investigation that led to their arrest. 

ACP Hilberto Romero, Officer Commanding Eastern Division: “On Friday the 18th day of February 2024 around 9:15pm police responded to a shooting at Belama Phase 5. Upon their arrival they say Eugene Thompson with gunshot injuries to the body. He was taken to the KHMH where he is presently in a stable condition. Investigation revealed that Eugene Thompson was at his yard at the address when two male persons came and fired shots towards him. Two persons have been detained and arrested and charged namely Victor Parham and Hubert Paquil. Victor Parham was charged for attempt murder, use of deadly means of harm and Hubert Paquil was charged for abetment to commit murder.”

Reporter: Have you guys managed to establish any connection between him and his attackers thus far ? 

ACP Hilberto Romero, Officer Commanding Eastern Division: “Not at this time. That is all we have that these persons came and fired shots towards him.”

No plea was taken from the men and bail was denied in the first instance. They were remanded to the Belize Central Prison until April 19.

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