The first murder for 2018 took place only about three hours into the new year in Belize City. About 3:30 am on Monday January 1st, 2018, Leon Garcia, Raheem Reed and others were walking on Barrack Road from the direction of Newtown Barracks when they were attacked from behind by two male persons. One of the male persons started to make stabbing motions towards Garcia who collapsed on the ground. The other persons ran towards the police check point while Raheem returned and tried to help Garcia. During the process, he was also stabbed.
ASP Alejandro Cowo, CIB
Sometime after 3:50 in the morning police visited the Karl Husner Memorial Hospital where they observed Leon Garcia suffering from several apparent wounds to his stomach and to his chest area. Iinitial investigations reveal that early that morning Leon Garcia was accompanied by other friends walking from Barrack road to Victoria street when they were attacked by a group of male persons. A fight ensued between them and he received the alleged stab wounds to his body. As a result police have detained 3 people in custody who are being interview at this moment