There were three shooting incidents on Tuesday night that led to 4 people dying and 4 others injured. The first one happened at around 5 o’clock on Tuesday evening on the Island of Ambergris Caye. Two persons who were at the Boat yard in San Pedro were fired upon. They are Deon Neal and Paul Jex. Neal survived, but Jex died at the scene as he was shot to the head.
“Sometime yesterday after 5 PM San Pedro police responded to a murder incident that happened in the San Pedrito area where upon arrival they visited Crocodile Street where they saw the motionless body of a male person who was later identified as Jamiel Paul Jex an unemployed laborer of San Matheo, San Pedro. Also upon making checks at the San Pedro Polly Clinic police also found another male person suffering from apparent gunshot wound to the body. This person was learned to be Dion Neal a security guard of Caye Caulker Village. So far the information that police has gathered so far is that both male persons was walking on crocodile Street and was approached by two other male persons. Two of them were with fire arms who set chase after them and fired several shots in their direction causing the fatal death of Mr.Paul Jex ,and injuring Mr.Neal. At present Mr. Neal is in a stable condition at the San Pedro Polly Clinic . The San Pedro investigation has led to the apprehension of 3 male person and 2 other who they believe can assist us in that investigation.”
Jex had reportedly just moved to the San Pedrito area some weeks ago from the San Mateo area and had been in police custody . We understand that he was released on Tuesday morning, January 23rd and several hours later he was shot and killed.
Alejandro Cowo :
“I know that Mr. Jamiel Paul Jex was there attending a court he had a court date on Monday I mean on Yesterday’s date ,and Mr. Neal also was attending magistrate court I think he was charge with damage to property in Caye Caulker Village and he was attending court in San Pedro that is where both of them met yesterday .Well we suspect that it is a rivalry between the two gangs there in San Pedro. We do believe that there might be a retaliation and that’s why police are there. The police presence is high in the San Pedrito area and the San Juan area; this is the area that both of these persons used to frequent.”
Just yesterday, we reported on another shooting on the island where one man was shot to the chest. Then Alejandro Cowo was shot and killed just the week before. This has been the second murder in San Pedro in less than two weeks.