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Orange Walk robbery

Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2014. 8:36 pm CST.

Orange Walk robbery

Orange Walk robbery

Tuesday, September 23, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Police in Orange Walk are contemplating possible charges for the owner of a Chinese superstore near the Northern Regional Hospital after he shot dead one of two young men who robbed him on Friday afternoon.

Leslie Logan Jr., son of deceased Inspector Leslie Logan and a former officer himself, was identified as one of the two men who entered the store and held up an assistant at gunpoint, and removed a sum of money from the cash register, handing it over to an unnamed accomplice.

That person fled, but as Logan turned to leave the owner, holding his licensed firearm, set chase, caught up with him and shot him several times.

Raphael Martinez

Raphael Martinez

He died just as he was being transported across the street to the hospital.

Police Press Officer Raphael Martinez said the shopkeeper was initially held by police but later released as they continue their investigations.

A notice of intended prosecution has been served but police will wait to see where their investigations take them before issuing charges, if any.

Complicating matters is that the alleged robber had his back turned when he was shot and the store owner reportedly walked up to him and fired twice more before he could be moved away.


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1 Comment

  1. afreda lain says:

    Let’s not forget Mr. Johnson who shot robbers at his farm in obvious self defense. He is in jail and he did not exhibit the cruelty the chiney man did. The chiney didn’t only shoot the robber several times, he also kicked him over and over. Mr. Johnson was a man struggling to provide for his family. My point is, the law should be the same for everyone, rich or poor. If the Chiney is not charged, then Mr. Johnson should be set free. Why would anyone exhibit such animalistic behavior as to kick a man when he is already down after being shot several times, over and over? It’s to make sure he dies. How is that still self defense?

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