Man charged in shooting

33 year old Anthony Crawford, an unemployed of Belize City, was charged with attempted murder when he appeared today before Magistrate vlcsnap-2016-06-24-15h02m39s655Carlon Mendoza. Crawford was also charged with dangerous harm, use of deadly means of harm and possession of 3.6 grams of cannabis. He pleaded guilty to possession and he was sentenced to 1 month imprisonment. The sentence is to run concurrently to another sentence of 1 month, which is in default of payment of a fine of $105 which was levied on him in 2015. The case involving attempted murder and the other charges was adjourned until August 11. These charges arose from an incident which occurred on June 20 in which 40 year old Anthony Leslie, aka “Columbian”, was shot once in the left side of his chest. The incident occurred at Leslie’s residence, located 7026 Iguana Street Extension. The police say they believe that another man was involved in the shooting but he has not been arrested yet. Police have confirmed that gang rivalry is not a motive.

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