Murder reported in San Pedro

Posted: Saturday, May 7, 2016. 8:05 p.m. CST

5. MURDERBy Aaron Humes: San Pedro police are investigating the murder of local athlete Melvin Almendarez, who was killed Friday night, May 6th.

Almendarez’s body was found in the Mosquito Coast Area of South Ambergris Caye shortly after 10PM with a single gunshot wound to the head.

The events that led to the murder are not yet known, but San Pedro Police have confirmed that a Canadian national has been detained in relation to Almendarez’s death.

According to official reports, members of the South Ambergris Caye Neighbourhood Watch (SACNW) were startled when they head a gun shot in their neighbourhood around 10PM.

They immediately notified the San Pedro Police Department. Upon the arrival of the police to the area, a search was conducted to determine the source of the gun shot sounds.

Around 10:30PM Almendarez’s body was discovered lying in a pool of blood across from the Belize Water Services lagoon.

More on this story as it becomes available.

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