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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017. 11:22 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: On Friday evening around 5:20, acting on information received of a shooting incident in Chunox Village, Corozal District, police visited the village where the body of Richard Allen Garcia, 44, was seen lying on the ground with  a machete in his hand.

Police investigations reveal that around 4:50 p.m., Garcia reportedly exited the house armed with a machete and attacked a police officer, who was part of a patrol deployed to perform a search at Garcia’s home.

Several warning shots were fired to discourage him but to no avail. Police then fired at Garcia, who was fatally injured.

Garcia’s body was taken to the Corozal Community Hospital where it was pronounced dead on arrival.

His body had three gunshot injuries: one to the chin, neck and to the right collar bone.

Police are investigating.

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