Thursday, March 18, 2010

Body of Officer Sanchez taken to City

Police Officer Shooting Update

Sources within the Police Department and witnesses have informed Ambergris Today that Officer Sanchez was drinking while off duty at Wet Willy’s Bar where he encountered Sgt. Paulino Reyes who was on duty. After an argument involving Sanchez at the bar commenced, Sgt Reyes called the San Pedro Police Station for assistance to remove him from the premises. This is when two BDF soldiers arrived at Wet Willy’s and took Sanchez back to the Police Station. Officer Sanchez had by then exchanged threatening words with Reyes and officers at the station. As Reyes arrived at the station and returned to his room at the police barracks, he was assaulted by Sanchez who clubbed him on the head with an iron rod. Sanchez proceeded to load his gun and that is when Sgt. Reyes was forced to fire his weapon at Sanchez in self defense, which fatally injured him. The body of Officer Sanchez was taken to Belize City at about 1:15p.m.

Corporal Gavin Sanchez

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