Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2022. 1:38 pm CST.
By Benjamin Flowers: The Belize Police Department has confirmed that officers were involved in a high-speed chase with an SUV moments after the shooting death of 19-year-old Erwin Pitter.
Reports are that Pitter was on Giles Street around 10:00 p.m. on Monday night, returning home from buying food when someone from a vehicle shot him several times and left him for dead on the street.
Head of Communications for the Office of the Commissioner of Police Fitzroy Yearwood, said that the complete details on the chase had not been given to him at the time of the weekly police media briefing.
“I know that police were following a vehicle, whether or not they caught it they didn’t relay in this report,” Yearwood.
Yearwood also said that people have been detained for questioning regarding the incident, but no one has been formally arrested and charged.
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