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Man charged in connection with shooting incident remanded to prison; alleged shooter still at large

Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2022. 12:57 pm CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: A Belize City man charged in connection with a shooting incident earlier this month has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison, while the man alleged to have pulled the trigger remains at large.

Twenty-one-year-old Shamar Mortis appeared unrepresented in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, charged with abetment to commit aggravated assault.

The prosecution objected to bail on the grounds that, while Mortis was not the shooter, the offense was committed with a firearm, which prohibits Mortis from receiving bail at the Magistrate level under the Crime Control and Criminal Justice Act.

With that, bail was denied and Mortis was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until December 12. The Magistrate also informed Mortis that he could apply for bail at the Supreme Court, through the assistance of an attorney.

Allegations against Mortis are that on October 6, he was riding a bicycle with another man, only identified at the moment as “Full Eye” on M.Y. Street in the Lake I community. While on the street Full Eye saw 39-year-Rennick Baizar, jumped out of the bike handle, pulled a gun, and opened fire at him.

Baizar fled the scene and managed to escape unharmed, later identifying his attackers to the police.

Police investigations continue.


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