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Belize City man battles for life after violent street stabbing incident

Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2023. 6:57 am CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: A Belize City food processor, Leon Vernon, 26, is critically injured after a street brawl escalated into a stabbing incident on Monday, July 10, 2023.

Belize City Police responded to reports of a stabbing on Victoria Street around 4:20 PM. Upon arriving at the scene, the officers found Vernon with multiple stab wounds to his body and promptly transported him to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.

Eyewitness accounts indicated that a brawl had broken out at Victoria Street around 4:00 PM. Witnesses described a chaotic scene, with Vernon fleeing the property, visibly injured from multiple stab wounds. Unfortunately, the violence didn’t end there; several individuals reportedly attacked Vernon on the street before he collapsed from his injuries.

In light of the incident, authorities are appealing to the public for any information that could aid the investigation. As Vernon fights for his life, the search for justice takes on an increased urgency. The tragic event underscores the pressing need to tackle street violence in Belize City, with the aim of creating safer communities for all residents.


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