Accused robber shot dead in Belize City

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Thursday, October 22, 2015.  BMG: A Belize City man was shot and killed shortly after 2:00 this afternoon at the Commercial Center in downtown Belize City.  We are told the victim is one Anthony Phillip Barrera Junior, a resident of Rocky Road in Belize City.  9. CRIME

Reports suggest that Barrera Junior allegedly entered Kephawn’s Pawnshop –located at the foot of the Swing Bridge – armed with a handgun and attempted to rob the establishment.  What transpired during the alleged robbery attempt is yet to be disclosed; but what is known for sure is that Barrera Junior was shot to head and died on the spot.

Police are yet to issue an official report and we were told that a press brief will be held tomorrow to update the media on police investigations.

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