18-year-old detained for chopping incident

Posted: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016. 1:27 p.m. CST

6. choppingBy BBN Staff: Yesterday evening around 5:25, Belmopan Police responded to reports of a chopping incident in Valley of Peace Village, Cayo District, where upon arrival, they saw 43-year-old Salvadoran National Raul Salazar, suffering from a large chop wound.

Initial investigation revealed that the victim and a friend were socializing in the village when Rudy Lopez approached and attacked them, chopping Salazar’s left hand during the altercation. Rudy Lopez, 18 year old, has since been detained pending charges of ‘grievous harm’.

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