Prisoner Shot in Attempted Escape

vlcsnap-2014-04-28-19h09m25s221Belize police CapAn inmate of the Belize Central Prison, Marcus Gomez, was shot today during an escape attempt. Gomez had to be hospitalized after he was shot in the buttocks.

According to reports, the incident happened around midday today when Gomez,  who was serving a 12-month prison sentence, was attempting to escape. Prison officials were attempting to apprehend Gomez when he was shot. He was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for treatment, under police guard.

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