A 24-year-old man survived an attempt on his life on Friday night. Shaquille Perrera, a Belize City resident was shot whilst walking on the south side of the old capital. Senior Superintendent, Hilberto Romero spoke on the incident and their preliminary findings.
Sr.Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: “Police visited the KHMH where they saw Shaquille Perrera with gun shot wounds to the body. Investigations revealed that he was at the corner of Seagull and North Creek when he was fired upon by someone who was in a vehicle in that area. He is admitted at the KHMH in a stable condition at this time. “
Reporter: Might this have been an act of retaliation. We are told that he was linked with a murder that had happened some time ago on Raccoon Street.
Sr.Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: “Yes there are several theories out there, we are following up on them and as the days go by investigators will continue to try to determine who the suspect is.”
Perrera is currently at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in a stable condition.
GA police checkpoint at Red Creek, just outside Esperanza Village, Cayo District yielded several firearms and ammunition when they intercepted a vehicle and conducted a search. Police updated the media on the search.
ACP Joseph Myvette, Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch: “Whilst police officers were on a vehicular checkpoint in Red Creek area on the George Price Highway they stopped and conducted a search on a green Toyota Corolla car which at the time was being driven by one Omar Ibanes, 25 years of a Cotton Tree Village Address and during the search inside the vehicle police discovered five 9mm pistols, the first being of a Bull Cherokee Brand, one Taurus brand, one CZ 75 Compact brand, one Arcus brand and one Girsan brand 9mm pistols. Along with those were nine boxes of ammunition amounting to 450 rounds. At the time he was alone and he was east bound in others he was coming from West towards East. So far the charges levied against him would be possession of firearms for which licenses have not been granted as well as possession of ammunition for which licenses have not been granted as well as the offense of illicit trafficking in firearms.”