American Cliff Kirk succumbs to gunshot injuries

66 year old Cliff Kirk passed away this morning after fighting for his life over the past 5 days. The retired LT Colonel was shot to his head in San Pedro on July 5th after four masked robbers invaded his property situated off the coast of north-west Ambergris Caye. On Monday, police formally arrested and charged 22 year old Christian Espat, 25 year old Nigel Williams and a 16-year-old minor with the charges of Aggravated Burglary, Attempted Murder, Dangerous Harm and use of deadly means of harm. Kirk had initially been transported to Belize City from where he was airlifted to the US on Friday, July 6th for further medical treatment. Kirk passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, USA while undergoing treatment.The Belize Police Department has yet to update the charges on the three detained suspects.

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