By BBN Staff: Yesterday around 5:33 pm, police responded to a scene on M-1 Sugar, Orange Walk District where they saw a Grey Dodge Grand Caravan about 25 feet off the road.
Police investigations revealed that Tiburcio Fernandez ,37, and Abdi Aban ,22, were traveling at high speed when the van crashed.
Fernandez reported that while he was driving from San Pablo village, he gave a ride to Aban from Mameyal Curve and Aban pulled out a knife and robbed him of his phone.
Fernandez then continued driving and stopped Diodoro Novelo ,71, and told him about the incident. Novelo who knows the area searched for Aban and eventually fired a shot at him with his licensed .22 rifle causing injury to Aban’s right foot.
Police then transported Aban to the Northern Regional Hospital where he was treated and released into Police custody.
Aban told Police that he met Fernandez by the Popular Bread Factory and got into the van along with him where both of them started to drink beers which Fernandez bought from several places within town.
Aban further explained to authorities that Fernandez drove him by the San Estevan Round About and to San Antonio Road and told him that he would like to have sexual relations with him.
According to Aban, Fernandez attempted to touch him inappropriately but he told Fernandez not to.
Aban and Fernandez then drove to the M-1 Sugar Road where they crashed.
When Fernandez was confronted with the allegations made by Aban, he admitted to police that they were drinking together in Orange Walk town.
Aban and Fernandez’ injuries were classified as wounding and harm respectively.
The .22 Remington rifle has since been retrieved from Novelo for processing.
Police investigations continue.
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