Police charge minor for Belize City murder

Belize City Police say they have charged a 16 year old male minor of Victoria Street, Belize City,  for the weekend murder of 33 year old Salvadoran national, Jose Luis Umana, of a Cards Alley address.

On Saturday night, October 11, according to Police, Jose Umana was found with a gunshot wound to the center of the forehead at the corner of New Road and Hydes Lane, after they received reports of shots fired in the area around 8:58 p.m.

Jose Umana died at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital while in treatment just under an hour later.

On Tuesday, Press Officer Raphael Martinez told reporters that investigations continue into the possible motive for the incident.


vlcsnap-2014-10-15-09h22m20s36Raphael Martinez – Police Press Officer

“So far police are investigating this shooting incident and no one has been detained as yet.

I am sure that presently the police are looking at all angles and [are] trying to ascertain what is the reason for this latest incident, but we have not gotten anything as yet, nothing tangible to report on.”

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