Suspected robber shot by custom officer in Orange Walk

Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016. 11:08 a.m. CST.


By BBN Staff:  A custom officer in Orange Walk Town shot a suspected robber in his yard on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 around 8 p.m.. According to reports, the custom officer parked his vehicle inside his yard and while walking towards the main gate of his property, he encountered two male persons by the gate, one who was in possession of a firearm and pointing it towards him.

The custom officer reported to police that upon seeing that, he turned back and started to run to get inside his house but stumbled and fall, and while on the ground, he saw the person still aiming the gun at him. He then managed to pull out his licensed 9mm pistol and fired a single shot hitting the person on the left hip while his accomplice made his escape.

Police were called to the scene where they saw 21-year-old Nigel Galvez of Toucan Street, Belmopan suffering from a gunshot wound to the hip. Galvez was escorted for medical attention where he remains under police guard.

Police are investigating.

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