Thursday, April 2nd 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Belize City Police are currently investigating a chopping incident in the Old Capital late Wednesday night.
According to authorities, they are presently taking statement from persons involved.
The victim has been identified as 20 year old Jose Maderos from Cut Avenue, Belize City. According to preliminary investigation, Maderos got in an argument with his step-father, 42 year old Patrick Castillo of the same address.
As a result the feud escalated causing Maderos to receive multiple chop wounds to his body.
Castillo also received wounds on both hands. Police would not say if it was self-inflicted or caused during the fight as this is part of the investigation.
At least one other family member, a 13 year old minor was also injured.
Police are yet to identify the cause of the argument. Reports are conflicting as according to the family members, Castillo took offense when Maderos stood on his toes. Other family members say Castillo intervened when Maderos became abusive with his mother.
Police have confirmed that Maderos was under the influence of alcohol.
Castillo is currently under police custody awaiting result of the investigation.
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