Breaking: Man reportedly shot in Santa Familia, Cayo
September 5, 2021
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Off duty BDF soldier Jessie Escobar shot dead in struggle with on-duty BDF soldier

Posted: Sunday, September 5, 2021. 8:48 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Reports coming out of Santa Familia Village, Cayo District, is that an off-duty Belize Defense Force (BDF) soldier was shot dead tonight following a struggle with an on-duty BDF soldier.

Santa Familia police along with BDF support personnel reportedly responded to a call of a person behaving disorderly and found off-duty soldier Jesse Escobar to be the source of the disturbance.

Escobar reportedly advanced the joint patrol with a pint bottle and the officer on the scene tried to fire a warning shot, but his weapon jammed. Escobar then reportedly got into a struggle with one of the BDF support personnel and was trying to take his weapon from him and in that struggle, Escobar ended up being fatally shot.

Police are still on the scene.


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