Michael “Popeye” Foreman is latest City murder victim

For the second time in as many nights, police are investigating a murder in Belize City, also near the center of town. This time the victim is no stranger to police or the press. He is 32 year old Michael Horace Foreman, also known as “Popeye”, of an Iguana Street Extension address in Belize City. Foreman was sitting on a bucket in an open lot behind Taylor’s Alley off Cemetery Road when his killer came from behind him and fired a single shot to the back of his head that found its target. Foreman died in treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Today police say they are seeking two persons who can shed light on the investigation. Superintendent Hilberto Romero developed the police’s thinking at this stage of the investigation.

 

Supt. Hilberto Romero – OC, CIB Eastern Divisionvlcsnap-2015-04-13-11h07m52s62

“Investigations show that he was along with two other persons in that alley and at some point the shot was heard and his body was found.”

Reporter
“Was he the intended target in the shooting?”

Supt. Hilberto Romero
“He had entered that alley with two other persons. The information we have is that he was seated on a bucket and somebody came up to him and shot him. That is the information we have.”

Reporter
Did the know the individuals he was with?”

Supt. Hilberto Romero

“They are persons from that same area.”

Reporter

“We know that Mr. Forman is not from Taylor’s Alley, he actually lives on Iguana Street Extension. Is it believed that he was lured to his death?”

Supt. Hilberto Romero
“He frequents that area from time to time. When he is in Belize City, that’s an area where he hangs out.”

Reporter
“So is he a gang member?”

Supt. Hilberto Romero
“I cannot say if he is, I know that he hangs out in that particular area with other persons known to that area of Taylor’s Alley.”

Reporter
“But he’s known with the police.”

Supt. Hilberto Romero
“Yes, he had been dealt with before by the police correct.”

Reporter

“Sir, you didn’t answer the question as to whether he was the intended target.”

Supt. Hilberto Romero

Well, he was the one that was targeted as he sat on that bucket.”

 

 

 

Police are also looking for other individuals to assist in the investigation.

 

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