Police have two shooting incidents Tuesday night to investigate, neither of which resulted in fatalities.
One of those incidents took place around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night, and involved 36 year old Jason “Soup” Williams, a carpenter resident on Supal Street, Belize City. and alleged to lead the local gang in the area.
He was in the area of Fairweather Street up from his residence when trouble struck.
Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) for Eastern Division Police, Superintendent of Police Hilberto Romero, details what happened next and what police know so far.
“On Tuesday 27th of January around 9:15 pm, police responded to a report of a shooting incident on Fairweather Street.
They then visited the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where they saw Jason Williams, 36 years, with a gunshot wound to the leg and a gunshot wound to the arm. He was admitted to the KHMH in a stable condition.
The information was that he was sitting down at an area on Fairweather Street across the bridge, when a male person approached and fired several shots at his direction causing the injuries to him.
He is admitted and our officers are recording statements and there is one person in custody, and at the end of the investigation we will determine if anyone can be charged.”
While not directly stating whether Jason Williams is cooperating with police, Superintendent Romero confirmed that a 16 year old minor is detained pending further investigation and several statements have been taken.
Police recovered six 9mm shells from the scene.
Jason Williams was grazed by gunfire in a shooting incident last January, and about a month later was accused of leading an attack on Kariq Tzul and Andrew Tate in the George Street area and firing on police officers. He was never charged in the first incident and the charges were dropped in the second.