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Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2023. 6:23 am CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: On the late evening of Saturday, June 24th, 2023, local authorities responded to an urgent call about a shooting incident on Flamboyant Street. Belize City’s Crime Investigation Branch Precinct Two arrived at the scene to find a lifeless young man lying face down on the road, a brutal reminder of the sudden violence.

The victim, identified as Luis Miguel Beaton, 23, was found in a yellow polo shirt with blue stripes, blue jeans, and blue and pink Champion slippers. Beaton, a local cook from the Jane Usher Area, was known in his community for his culinary talent. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, leading to his immediate death.

Initial investigations revealed that the incident took place around 11:10 PM on the same night. Beaton was reportedly returning home from work through an alleyway between Flamboyant and Oleander Street when an unidentified male assailant approached him. Several shots were fired, all seemingly directed at the young cook. It’s unclear at this time whether the act was random or targeted.

The scene was meticulously processed by SOC Villatoro. In the early hours of Sunday, June 25th, Dr. Ke officially pronounced Beaton dead at 1:12 AM.

Local authorities are working tirelessly to trace the suspect and appeal to the public for any information that may lead to an arrest. As the investigation continues, a wave of shock and sorrow engulfs the community over the tragic loss of one of their own. The question of what led to the brutal killing of a young Belizean cook, whose only known intention that night was to return home, remains unanswered.


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