17 year old shot in Dangriga by Police

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017. 6:56 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: On Sunday, July 23, 2017 about 8:50 pm police were called to an area on Ecumenical Drive in Dangriga Town where on arrival they observed four male persons in a yard near a vegetable shop.

According to police reports, the guys immediately ran behind a building.

The police pursued the individuals where according to one of the officers one of the young men advanced towards him with an object in his hand.

Police reports indicate that the police officer reportedly told the young man to stop but the person continued advancing toward the officer and the officer fired one shot from his firearm.

The person was hit in the right upper leg.

The individual has since been identified as Ashton Augustine, 17, from Lake Land and is currently admitted with injuries classified as grievous harm.

The Professional Standard Branch of the Belize Police Department is investigating this incident.

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